Deceptively simple in form, and related to early harpsicord and piano variants, the hammered dulcimer is a 3-6 key octave string-percussion instrument diatonically or chromatically arranged with, gee, an awful lot of strings… Continue reading
Every pilot’s once-in-a-lifetime event! In a glider! In a dress! 14. Not old enough to drive. BZ LillyMae! (Nicely done with the slip on landing, too, like an old hand.
My study of contemporary ethnic instruments continues with the iconic instrument of the Scottish Highlands, the Great Highland Bagpipe(GHB) and its lowland cousin, the Scottish smallpipe. The great highland bagpipe is known from… Continue reading
Catching up on this series after being unable to watch it for the first three seasons, all I can say is, wow. I wondered out loud back in May of last year whether… Continue reading
You may have seen drum corps before, especially if you live in the US, but you likely haven’t seen this. Out of Basel, Switzerland, the Top Secret Drum Corps:
No, it doesn’t have anything to do with women…
The tribute below is a compilation of video material from HBO and IMAX, interwoven with music and the real audio track (Youtuber vokram1). The video following is the real thing. Robert Krulwich of… Continue reading
PASADENA, Calif. – About two hours after landing on Mars and beaming back its first image, NASA’s Curiosity rover transmitted a higher-resolution image of its new Martian home, Gale Crater. Mission Control at… Continue reading
I’m not taking credit for this, just sharing.