Turning brainwaves into music

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That’s what some researchers in China have done.  Check out the sounds of your brainwaves: Utne Reader – Music From Your Brain

Absolutely fascinating article

Anyone who has ever thought about the meaning of music, art, and/or contextual relevance should immediately put aside 45 minutes to ingest and ponder the experiment that The Washington Post conducted (Jan, 2007) in the DC Metro.  I don’t want to give it away, as it needs to unfold on its own: Pearls Before Breakfast….

Beyonce – Single Ladies

Damn, that’s a fine video…terrifically catchy tune: Curiously, YouTube has disabled external links/embeds (??? I’m using a plug-in to turn links from videos into views from my site), so here’s the direct link to the video for Single Ladies. I hope that SNL posts the skit from this past weekend with Beyonce, Paul Rudd (as….

The best intentions for this site

Over the past couple of months I’ve been taking inventory of the various ways in which I communicate, whether is be for myself to keep track of news and information (on NetVibes), externally through tweets, Facebook updates, NYGrapes updates, dojo updates, or this blog.  In short, while I hope to keep this site fresh, you….

Virtual Barber Shop

Auditory wonders await with your headphones…awesome!  Thanks to Malcolm Twist for sharing.

A weather controlled, dynamic music video ?

Yep…while listening to SomaFM’s Groove Salad today, I came across a song called “You Make Me Feel” by Mike Milosh.  Great station, and great tune.  Anyway, I hopped over to iTunes to listen to some previews of other songs on the Milosh album, started to read reviews, and one review referenced a dynamic video of….

New York Philharmonic Plays North Korea – online rebroadcast

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Great UI, absolutely terrible buffering!  I’m on a T-1 at my office (about 10 people share the line), and it’s jittery and jumbled to the max.  But…see the concert here. Looks like they sourced the digital playback from a company called Permission TV.

Historic New York Philharmonic Concert in North Korea

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The NYTimes has a terrific article about the concert performed last night in North Korea by the New York Philharmonic, and the largest contingent of US citizens to step foot in North Korea since the Korean War.  Definitely check out the audio link to an interview (by Jeff Spurgeon) that I heard this morning on….

For Whom The Notre-Dame Bells Toll

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Interesting article in the NYTimes about Stéphane Urbain, is the CBR of Notre-Dame (that’s Chief Bell Ringer).  To rephrase: Mr. Urbain, a 40-year-old chemist by training, is the chief sacristan of the cathedral. As such, he is also the chief bell ringer. His role often brings mention of Quasimodo, Victor Hugo’s misshapen “Hunchback of Notre-Dame,”….


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I’ve been reading up on dystonia lately and wanted to share some of the available online literature: Pulling the wrong strings Leon Fleisher: Dealing with Dystonia – an chapter from Oliver Sacks’ fascinating Musicophilia Dystonia Overview Focal Dystonia in Musicians: From phenomenology to therapy Those who know me know that I have studied piano with….