Category:
Music

Merry Christmas from the Family

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 23, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Music, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches

Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 22, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Music, 1950s

Shampoo allows deaf girl to play violin

This video raises two interesting questions:

a) What in the world does it have to do with shampoo?
b) How can a deaf person learn to play a musical instrument?

Some answers to the second question can be found at physorg.com, which notes that deaf people can feel the vibration of sound. Therefore, percussion instruments that make a lot of vibrations are the easiest for them to learn. But what highly accomplished deaf musicians (such as Beethoven and Evelyn Glennie) share is "musical training, perfect pitch and excellent hearing before they suffered its loss."

Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 21, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Hygiene, Music, Video, Advertising

Johnny Preston:  2 Xmas Songs



Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 21, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Music, 1960s

Red Peters:  2 Xmas Songs



Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 20, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Music

Christmas in Jail

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 19, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Music, 1950s

Christmas in the Congo

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 18, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s

Iranian Rap by Gholi

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 18, 2008 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, Foreign Customs, Middle East

Alexeieff’s NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN

The animation you are about to see was created entirely with pushpins in a board, by Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker.

Let's let my pal, author and art expert Luis Ortiz, explain:

During the 1930s animators Alexander Alexeieff and wife Claire Parker invented a push-screen frame, basically a board with thousands of pins embedded into it. The pins were pushed into the board at various heights, using specially shaped tools, and lighted from different angles to create shadow pictures that could be filmed one frame at a time. I saw their version of Night on Bald Mountain, which preceded Disney's, back in the 1980s at film historian Cecile Starr's home (she owned a 16mm copy) and I remember being very impressed. But this unique method was too labor intensive (even by film animation standards), and for most of their later work the Alexeieffs used object animation.



Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 17, 2008 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Cartoons, 1930s

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