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Ode to the Harmonica.

Posted in atmosphere, Comedy, music, Music Video, unique, video with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2008 by howsoonis08

Oh… the harmonica… totally underestimated right? Maybe…. either way, it’s pretty darn neat.

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Tones or notes are made by blowing air into or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers) or multiple holes. The pressure caused by blowing or drawing air into the reed chambers causes a reed or multiple reeds to vibrate up and down creating sound. Each chamber has multiple, variable-tuned brass or bronze reeds which are secured at one end and loose on the other end, the loose end vibrates and creates sound. Reeds are pre-tuned to individual tones. Each tone is determined according to the size of reed. Longer reeds make deep, low sounds and short reeds make higher-pitched sounds. On certain types of harmonica the pre-tuned reed can be changed (bending a note) to another note by blowing or drawing air strongly into the chamber.

The harmonica has made its way into all types of genres of music: folk, blues, rock, jazz, even dance and hip hop, And now, it is making its way into Carnegie Hall!

Check out this gnarly video!

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Posted in atmosphere, Coffee, connoisseur, Matching, music, Owls, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2008 by howsoonis08

What does this —–> turkish coffee

And This —–> Owls [Self Titled]

Have in common?? Well… they are both very interesting… and each involve individual taste! I would like to thank you for visiting my blog, and hope that you are compelled to visit again! What I’m going to attempt to do, as often as possible, is match music with coffee.

In the same way that I select my music (mood, atmosphere, etc…), I also select my coffee. I start to select brews of coffee based on factors such as: what time of day it is, how I’m feeling, time constraints, etc… So… just like a wine connoisseur will match particular foods with wine, I’m going to attempt to match particular kinds of coffee with particular artists or genres of music.

So lets get right to it! Above I’ve selected a traditional Turkish coffee and matched it with the music of Owls. Lets take a closer look at both shall we? Turkish Coffee is most likely very very similar to how the earliest coffee makers made their coffee! It’s a combination of very finely ground coffee, sugar, and water boiled three times before being served. What you do is place the grounds of coffee, the sugar, and the water into a small brass jug – in that order – much like the one shown in the picture above, boil three times, and get ready to enjoy a unique, sweet, and delicious treat! I usually only drink these on occasions when I’m craving a sweet pick-me-up, and usually it’s after dinner or later in the evening.

Owls formed in 2001 from members of the screamy emo/hardcore sensation CapN’ Jazz, and disbanded in 2002… rumors attributed the lead guitarists heroin addiction as the cause for the falling out. None the less, Owls are amazing! Tim Kinsella’s off kilter voice will pound you like a seal clubbing mad man, Victor Villarreal’s spinning, undulating, puzzle of guitar playing will leave you in a mess on the floor, and Mike Kinsella’s intense and complex drum patterns is nothing short of extraordinary! I’ve matched this up with Turkish coffee because you can achieve the same unique experience in both situations!

Please try both! Make or buy a Turkish coffee, and listen to Owls, you will not be disappointed!