Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Super Mario Bros on the Sheng!

Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure 1980s nostalgia—it’s the Super Mario Brothers theme, right down to the sounds of Mario collecting coins and … Continue reading

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Miniature Violin Makers Shop

The Arizona Daily Star reports: This 18th-century violin makers shop by W. Foster Tracy, 1979, is a miniature built inside a full-size violin. It was on display at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 East Camp Lowell Drive, on June … Continue reading

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Liverpool & District CAMRA Beer Festival 2014

Liverpool & District CAMRA Beer Festival last night. Special 40th anniversary event in the crypt of the Catholic Cathedral…

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Lara Takes On HBO and Game of Thrones in an Open Letter

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Dear HBO: I am a violinist and the owner of the Ancalagon record label. I excitedly looked forward to your Game of Thrones series in 2011 as I was awaiting the fifth book. I could hardly wait for…

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Fabulous iPhone Amplifiers Made From Salvaged Brass Instruments…

Artist Christopher Locke builds and sells Analog Tele-Phonographers, amplifiers for iPhones and iPads that are built out of repurposed brass instruments and require no external power source….

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