Let me play you Beethoven like you've never heard before, with guitars, bass, drums, strings, and synths.I hope these recordings of my modern arrangements will encourage young players to delve into experimenting more with classical music.
There's something irresistable: Since the early days of electronic music - the bleeps and whirring of analog tape manipulation - I have had a fascination with producing music electronically. Before computers were "personal", I built my own 12-note keyboard with parts from mail-order electronic suppy houses. I am amazed at the power at our finger-tips (literally) with today's synthesizer and PC technology. Here's the hardware chronology of my musical hobby:
1) analog tape remixes
2) home-made synthesizer
3) Comodore 64 - SID programming
3.5) + Casio SK-1 keyboard
4) Commodore Amiga 1000 + Yamaha DX-100
4.5) Amiga 30...
piriformis syndrome: After several weeks of research in trying to find out why my keister feels like it's bruised up with burning and pricking sensations, pain to the point where left leg can hardly move, I finally found a name and a fix for it.
Trying to get any kind of an answer from my doctors was futile as each one simply tried to pass the buck on each other. It was obvious that I had to do my own research and diagnosis. I sure as hell wasn't going to get it from my doctors. You gotta love our healthcare system here in the USA.
What I found was piriformis syndrome was the culprit probably aggravated by ...
Don't let Your doctor kill you final: There are those that have no side effects from any medication and you are lucky. None of the meds these days are without side effects. There was a time recently when I was told to use an over the counter popular nasal spray for a sinus problem. After about a week of use, I had nose bleeds followed by my jaw locking up. Yes there was a lot of pain involved with it but as soon as I stopped taking the med, there were no more problems with nose bleeds or with my jaw. Those of us who have suffered from the bite, know what may be at risk and think twice about popping any pill or taking other meds. I...