Friday, May 30, 2008

Lirik dan Mp3 - Naff / Kaulah hidup dan matiku

[intro] Bm D A

Bm D E
kaulah darahku juga nadiku
A Bm D E
kaulah nafasku juga jantungku
A Bm D E
engkaulah hatiku dan juga jiwaku


[chorus]
D E
aku mau hidup denganmu
F#m E
aku mau mati pun karenamu
D E F#m
aku mau di sisa waktuku bersamamu


Bm D E
kaulah senyumku juga tawaku
A Bm D E
kaulah damaiku juga bahagiaku
A Bm D E
engkaulah teduhku tempatku bernaung


D E
kau yang slalu setia menemaniku
A E/G# F#m
meresapkan harumnya cinta di hatiku
D E
kau yang menyayangiku setulusnya

[interlude] F#m D E
D E A E/G# F#m E D E

D E
aku mau hidup denganmu
D E
aku mau hidup denganmu
D E
aku mau matipun karenamu
D E F#m
aku mau di sisa waktuku bersamamu
F#m
hanya bersamamu

D E
aku mau hidup denganmu
F#m E
aku mau mati pun karenamu
D E F#m
aku mau di sisa waktuku bersamamu
F#m
hanya bersamamu


D E
aku mau hidup denganmu
A E/G# F#m E
aku mau ..
D E
aku mau mati pun karenamu
F#m
aku mau ..

Bm D E
kaulah hidupku dan juga matiku


Download Mp3 Naff / Kaulah hidup dan matiku

lirik & MP3 Mass romantic - narsis.mp3

Menurut gw, lagu dari mas romantic ini lumayan lucu, gokil lah lirik nyah, baca ja or nyanyiin juga bisa , di bawah ini lirik & mp3 nya......


[intro] Bm A 2x

Bm
Sudah lama aku ingin beritahu
A
Rahasia yang kamu belum tahu
Bm
Tahukah kamu tentang pacarmu itu
A
Malam minggu pasti tak bersamamu

Bm
Kamu yang blg dia sibuk bekerja
A
Ternyata dia sibuk merayu wanita
Bm
Untuk apa kamu masih bersamanya
A Bm A
Jika dia tak bisa kupercaya... oh oh..
Bm A
Jangan percaya.. oh oh...


[chorus]
D
Tinggalkan saja dirinya
C#m
Dia tak pantas untukmu
Bm E
Aku tau tentang dia
A
Dia tak pernah setia
D
Aku aku lah orangnya
C#m
Orang yg tepat untukmu
Bm E
Aku tak seperti dia
A
Kulebih baik darinya


Bm
Satu lagi yg kamu belum tahu
A
Tentang semua perasaanku padamu
Bm
Sadarkah kamu selama ini aku
A Bm A
Selalu ada saat dia tak ada.. oh oh..
Bm A
Dia tak ada... oh oh..

[interlude] Bm C#m Bm A


Download Mp3 Mass romantic - narsis



lirik & Mp3 Cokelat- Bendera NewVersion

Intro : A Bm C#m D

A Bm
Biar saja ku tak seindah matahari
D A E
Tapi selalu ku coba tuk menghangatkanmu
A Bm
Biar saja ku tak setegar batu karang
D A E
Tapi selalu ku coba tuk melindungimu

musik : A Bm C#m D

A Bm
Biar saja ku tak seharum bunga mawar
D A E
Tapi selalu ku coba tuk mengharumkanmu
C#m D
Biar saja ku tak seelok langit sore
Bm A E
Tapi selalu ku coba tuk mengindahkanmu

F#m E A D
Ku pertahankan kau demi kehormatan bangsa
F#m E D
Ku pertahankan kau demi tumpah darah
B E
Semua pahlawan-pahlawanku

A E F#m E
* Merah putih teruslah kau berkibar
D C#m Bm E
Di ujung tiang tertinggi di Indonesiaku ini
A E F#m E
Merah putih teruslah kau berkibar
D C#m Bm E
Di ujung tiang tertinggi di indonesiaku ini
F#m E A
Merah putih teruslah kau berkibar
D E D
Ku akan selalu menjagamu



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Monday, May 26, 2008

Coming Soon "Batman The Dark Knight"

Batman datang lagi!!!!!..... Nah satu lagi meh film yang gw seneng dari gw masih kecil mpe sekarang. Mudah - mudah2 film ini bakal seru kyk filmnya iron - man. Ini film batman yang sekarang inti dari ceritanya yaitu si batman mau nge basmi penjahat - penjahat yang ada di gotham city, dengan cara bergabung dengan polisi2 gt, yaudah untuk lebih jelasnya baca ja artikel ini



Dengan pertolongan Letnan Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) dan Jaksa Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman merancang startegi untuk menghancurkan kejahatan berencana di Gotham untuk selamanya

Kerjasama tiga serangkai tersebut terbukti efektif, namun mereka mengetahui bahwa mereka adalah sasaran seorang dalang kejahatan yang dikenal sebagai Joker (Heath Ledger), yang mendorong Gotham ke dalam anarki dan memaksa Ksatria Gelap (The Dark Knight) berada di batas antara sebagai seorang pahlawan dan seorang penjaga keamanan

Friday, May 23, 2008

Lirik dan Mp3 - Ari Lasso - Mana Ku Tahu


ku tak pernah ingin
menyakiti hati siapapun
kau yang memberiku
cinta itu dan ku bahagia

reff:
aku tak tahu
kau sudah punya kekasih
mana ku tahu
kau yang tak jujur padaku

ku tak akan pernah
merebutmu dari dirinya
walau ku masih cinta
ku masih mau menunggu putusmu

repeat reff

selesaikan saja dulu
cintamu dan dirinya
lalu kau datang kepadaku
ku menunggu

repeat reff [2x]

aku tak tahu
mana ku tahu

aku tak tahu, oooow
mana ku tahu, oooow


Download Ari Lasso-Mana Ku Tahu MP3

Lirik dan Mp3 - The Changcuters - I Love U Bibeh


Tuning : E standard

Intro : A E D E A

A
Biar kata nenek sihir
A
Bagiku kau britney spear
E A
Oo.. I love U bibeh

A
Biarkata mirip buaya
A
Bagiku luna maya
E A
Oo.. I love u bibeh

D A
Aku cinta kepadamu
D E
Sayang ini hanya untukmu
D-D#-E
Untukmu..
D-D#-E
Untukmu..

A
Biar kata kau musibah
A
Bagiku kau anugrah
E A
Oo.. I love u bibeh

A
Biar orang berkata apa
A
Bagiku kau segalanya
E A
Oo.. I love u bibeh

D A
Aku cinta kepadamu
D E
Sayang ini hanya untukmu
D-D#-E
Untukmu..
D-D#-E
Untukmu..

Interlude : A E D E A (2x)
D A D E
A

A
I love u bibeh (4x)

D A
Aku cinta kepadamu
D E
Sayang ini hanya untukmu
D-D#-E
Untukmu..
D A
Aku cinta kepadamu
D E
Sayang
ini hanya untukmu

D-D#-E
Untukmu..
D-D#-E
Untukmu..
D-D#-E
Untukmu..

Coda : A

Download The Changcuters / I Love U, Bibeh.mp3

Film Indiana Jones Dilibas Lara Croft

Satu lagi neh berita tentang movie,Film Indiana jones ternyata kalah rating nya sama Film 'Tomb Raider', wah padahal menurut gw yah, film ini 22 nya pada bagus kok, mungkin gara2nya Indiana jones pemeran utama udah tua bgt yah, heheheheheheheh.......
untuk lebih jelasnya kalian baca ja artikel ini


London Indiana Jones kembali beraksi. Lebih dari 15 tahun absen, petualang yang diperankan Harrison Ford itu pun keok. Si seksi Lara Croft dalam 'Tomb Raider' melibasnya.

Kekalahan Indy itu terungkap lewat sebuah polling yang digelar perusahaan asuransi Bennetts, dikutip detikhot dari Contact Music, Jumat (23/5/2008).

Walau seri ke-4 filmnya baru rilis, aksi kejar-kejaran dengan kendaraan bermotor di 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' kalah seru dengan aksi Lara Croft di 'Tomb Raider'.

Peserta polling yang merupakan para bikers lebih jatuh hati pada penampilan Angelina Jolie dengan aura sensualnya yang kental. Si petualang Indiana Jones bahkan tak berhasil masuk posisi lima besar.

Dalam aksi yang jadi jawara polling itu, Jolie dengan kostum ketatnya yang seksi mengendarai motor Yamaha TRX 850.

"Dengan semua orang membicarakan Indiana Jones jadi film musim panas tahun ini, mengejutkan juga bagaimana legenda itu tidak masuk ke dalam lima besar momen film berkendara," ungkap direktur pemasaran Mark Fells.

Siapa saja yang masuk lima besar? Di bawah si seksi Lara Croft, ada Steve McQueen di 'The Great Escape', Tom Cruise dalam 'Top Gun', Neo beraksi di 'The Matrix Reloaded', dan Arnold yang berotot dalam 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Iron - Man


Satu lagi nieh Film yang Gw senengin, Iron Man.
Gw dari kmarin nunggu2 nie film, mpe akhirnya nuntun 2x di bioskop,hehehehehe........sengihnampakgigi. Abis filmnya keren, seru, kocak, Pkoknya yang ga nuntun nie film pasti rugi bgt.

Diadaptasi dari karya legendaris Marvel, Pahlawan Super Iron Man

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) dikisahkan sebagi seorang industrialis biliuner dan penemu genius yang diculik dan dipaksa untuk membuat senjata mematikan. Pada masa penculikan tersebut, menggunakan kecerdasan, Tony membuat baju baja berteknologi canggih dan berhasil melarikan diri

Saat ia mengungkap sebuah kejahatan dengan implikasi global, menggunakan baju baja dan kekuatannya untuk melindungi dunia sebagai Manusia Besi / Iron Man


Lirik & kord Andra and The Backbone — Main Hati

Intro: C F (4x)

C F
Seribu wanita

C F
Yang pernah singgah

C F

Hanya datang dan Pergi


C F
Dan tak ada hati

C F
Kau pun datang

C F
Ada yang berbeda

C F
Mengapa begini

C F
Apa yang terjadi

Am F
Tak pernah sebelumnya

Am F – G
Tak pernah ku duga

C G Am
Reff I: Ku akui ku main hati

F C
(Ku main hati, ku main hati)

G Am
Ku tak bisa ‘tuk memungkiri

Bb
Ku main hati…

F G
Bersamamu ku rasakan

Am Bb
Yang tak pernah kurasakan sebelumny

F G
Pencarianku berakhir

Am Bb
Kar’na ku t’lah temukan dirimu

Interlude: C F (2x)

C G Am
Reff I I: Ku akui ku main hati


F C

Ku main hati, ku main hati


G Am
Ku tak bisa ‘tuk memungkiri

Setelah Reff I I diulang, lanjut ke ( + )

F C
(Ku main hati, ku main hati)

Kembali ke: Reff I I

F
( + ) Ku main hati...

Interlude: C F

Coda:

C F
Ku main hati

C F
Ku main hati

C F C
Ku main hati, ku main hati

Chords Circle di B (Lagu Main Hati): B E F# G#m A

Tip: Sebelum memainkan semua lagu, sebaiknya dawai gitarnya di selaraskan dulu. Menggunakan alat musik yang sederhana juga bisa, antara lain: melodion.

Afgan - Terimakasih Cinta

Intro: C C+ (Caug) Am F

C C+ Am
Tersadar didalam sepiku

F
Setelah jauh melangkah

Dm – Dm7 – Am
Cahaya kasihmu menuntunku

F G
Kembali dalam dekap tanganmu

C/F – Dm/F
Reff I: Terima kasih cinta

Em7 – Am
Untuk segalanya

G7/D – G7 – C
Kau berikan lagi kesempatan itu

C/F – Dm/F
Tak akan terulang lagi

Em7 – A F/C
Semua a a a… kesalahanku

G7 C…
Yang pernah menyakitimu…

C C+ Am
Tanpamu tiada berarti

F
Tak mampu lagi berdiri

Dm – Dm7 – Am
Cahaya kasihmu menuntunku

www.liriklagumusik.com

C/F – Dm/F
Reff I I: Terima kasih cinta


Em7 – Am
Untuk segalanya

G7/D – G7 – C
Kau berikan lagi kesempatan itu

C/F – Dm/F
Tak akan terulang lagi

Em7 – A F/C
Semua a a a… kesalahanku

Afgan

G – C – Eb – Bb –
Oo ho oho ouuww...

Eb
Wouuww...

Interlude: C – C6 – G/B – Em – Am F – G

C/F – Dm/F
Reff I I I: Terima kasih cinta

Em7 – Am
Untuk segalanya

G7/D – G7 – C
Kau berikan lagi kesempatan itu

C/F – Dm/F
Tak akan terulang lagi

Em7 – A F/C C/E – F – C/E
Semua a a a… kesalahanku woo… uwoo…

Dm
Kesalahanku…

G7 C C+ Am F C
Yang pernah menyakitimu…

Coming Soon "Batman The Dark Knight"


Satu lagi nieh Film Batman yang baru akan di tayangkan, tungguin ja.
Mudah2n Film batman yang sekarang lebih seru dari pada Film batman Yang kemarin, alnya Film batman Yang kmarin gw kagak ngarti jalan ceritanya.

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Music Fundamentals - Intervals

Intervals are the fundamental building blocks of music allowing us to read and write music, and most importantly, to help us construct chords and harmonies. However words like major, minor, augmented, diminished, enharmonic and compound leave many people a bit confused, hopefully this article will throw some light on the subject.

The ‘distance’ between two notes is known as an interval. This is the difference in pitch between two notes. The size or amount of distance is measured numerically.

If we consider the C scale there are 8 notes; C D E F G A B C numbered from 1 through to 8. As an example the interval from C to G is a 5th as G is 5 notes above C. The interval from C to F is a 4th as F is 4 notes above C.

All intervals are measured from the first note of the scale. These intervals are given a name as well as a numeric value and in order of progression they are: C-D is a major 2nd, C-E is a major 3rd, C-F is a perfect 4th, C-G is a perfect 5th, C-A major 6th, C-B major 7 and finally C-C is a perfect octave.

The intervals that are perfect are so called because they have a certain purity about them that comes from the overtones and upper-partials that are contained within them (these will be explained in another article)

Intervals can be raised or lowered by a half-step/semitone. If a major interval is chromatically reduced by a half-step it becomes a minor interval e.g. C-E is a major 3rd, if it is lowered by a half-step (from C-Eb) the interval becomes a minor 3rd.

If a perfect interval is chromatically reduced by a half-step it becomes a diminished interval i.e. a perfect 4th lowered by a half-step becomes a diminished 4th.

If major or perfect intervals are raised by a half-step then they become an augmented interval i.e. a perfect 5th would become an augmented 5th.

Compound intervals are those that extend into the 2nd octave. C to D (in the next octave) is called either a major 9th or a compound major 2nd. C to F (next octave) is a perfect 11th or a compound perfect 4th.

Enharmonic intervals are those that differ in name but not pitch, for example C-G# is an augmented 5th and C-Ab is a minor 6th.

When intervals are inverted they reverse the relative position of the notes. C-G (perfect 5th) becomes G-C which is a perfect 4th, a 3rd would become a 6th. Perfect intervals when inverted remain perfect e.g. C-G being a perfect 5th would become a perfect 4th when inverted, a major becomes minor, minor becomes major, diminished becomes augmented and augmented becomes diminished.

These rules apply to all scales.

Angelina Jolie Receives Sunflowers From A Rock Star

What do rock stars buy for their mega-movie star friends after the birth of a child? Well, rocker Gwen Stefani recently answered that question when she and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, brought an enormous bouquet of sunflowers to actress Angelina Jolie after the birth of her daughter with her boyfriend, actor Brad Pitt.

Sunflowers are aptly named since their enormous golden blooms closely resemble the sun. They also, quite literally, follow the sun; their blossoms turn to follow the sun as the day goes on.

Sunflowers come in several varieties, such as:

* Autumn Mix: These are the giant plants that grow over six feet tall. They come in yellow and rust colors with blooms five or six inches wide.

* Teddy Bear: This variety is a smaller type that has a full, fuzzy bloom. It grows to around 18 inches tall.

* Italian White: These sunflowers aren't the typical sunny, golden color; they're a creamy whitish color. The plants grow to a height of approximately four feet and produce small blooms.

* Large Varieties: These varieties include the huge 20-inch blooms of the Russian Giants and the ten to fifteen foot tall plants of the Kong Sunflower.

Sunflowers are an ancient flower, used by Native Americans as a medicinal flower and food source since as early as 2300 B.C. They provided early Americans with medicines to treat warts, snakebites, and sunstroke. They also provided oils used on the hair and were ground up to create face paints. Foods made from sunflowers included seeds roasted and ground to meal for baking, seed balls much like today's peanut butter, and roasted hulls steeped in water to produce a hot beverage.

Today sunflowers are a very popular garden flower loved for their big, beautiful blooms as well as the ease with which they're grown. They should be planted in full sun after the threat of frost has subsided for your area. If you're starting them from seeds, plant the seeds about one inch deep and six inches apart. If you're planting seedlings, plant them about eighteen inches apart (twelve inches for the smaller varieties). Give them a good dose of water after they're planted and keep seeds damp until the plants pop through the ground. You may need to stake the plants as they grow to provide support and keep them from bending or breaking in the wind.

Even if you choose not to grow your own sunflowers, you can still enjoy them or given them to friends to enjoy just by visiting your local florist who is sure to have these gorgeous flowers on hand. So, go ahead, send some flowers to the movie star in your life-or just to your best friend or mom-she'll appreciate them as much as Angelina Jolie did hers.

What Movie May Have Helped Shape The Energy Policy Of This Nation

The Three Mile Island accident was the most
significant in the history of the American
commercial nuclear power generating industry.
Living in Pennsylvania at the time of the
accident, I remember it as if it was yesterday.
It began on Wednesday,the 28TH of March 1979.It
took local, state and federal officals five days
to decide what to do with the residents of local
communities.

But on March 16th of that same year,just 12 days
before this incident at Three Mile Island in
Pennsylvania, a new movie "The China Syndrome"
had benn realised.

The China Syndrome is a thriller film which tells
the story of a reporter and cameraman who discover
safety coverups at a nuclear power plant. It stars
Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott
Brady, James Hampton, Peter Donat, Richard Herd,
and Wilford Brimley.

Basically the storyline of this movie is about a
reporter who finds what appears to be a cover-up
of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

TV news reporter Kimberly Wells (Fonda) and her
cameraman Richard Adams (Douglas) visit the
Ventana nuclear power plant outside Los Angeles as
part of a series of news reports on energy
production. While viewing the control room from an
observation room, the plant goes through a reactor
SCRAM. Shift supervisor Jack Godell (Lemmon)
notices what he believes to be an unusual
vibration during the SCRAM. Checking their gauges,
the control room staff finds that water levels in
the reactor core have risen to high levels; they
begin opening relief valves in an effort to
prevent too much water from damaging the plant.

Eventually Godell takes matter into his own hands
and ends up dead after being shot by members of
the local swat team after he took over the control
room.

The implication that the company's security
people are willing to kill to silence a
whistleblower echoes allegations made about the
death of Karen Silkwood, who died in a 1974
automobile accident while on her way to meet with
a reporter to disclose nuclear power safety
violations.

In the film, a physicist says that the China
Syndrome would render "an area the size of
Pennsylvania" permanently uninhabitable. It
resulted, however, in no deaths or injuries to
plant workers or members of the nearby community.

However, following the event, the number of
reactors under construction declined every year
from 1980 to 1998. The TMI accident, along with
the release of this movie, had a psychological
effect on the nation. Before the accident, 70
percent of the general public approved of nuclear
power. After it, support for nuclear power across
the country fell to about 50 percent, where it
remained for decades.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Flags Of Our Father Movie Review

DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and Paramount present a film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles Jr. and Paul Haggis, based on the book by James Bradley with Ron Powers.It's the life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the battle of Iwo Jima which was a turning point of World War Two.

The film opens with interlocking scenes from past and present, showing the battle underway and being remembered, with voice-overs from survivors. All the major themes are being introduced, although we will discover that only later. Then, after a tense prelude at sea, it focuses on the initial American landing, which was just too quiet; no Japanese fire was encountered and the troops advanced inland easily.Suddenly the troops were being ambushed by concealed enemy positions. There were over 2,000 dead on the first day and the majority of them were Americans.

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen, John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Pvt. Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Pvt. Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima. It was one of the most bloody battles of the war and the picture became one pf the most famous pictures of the entire war and it took another month to take this island. Three of the marines were killed in action and the other three serviceman were taken out of the battle and flown home. These men were used to help sell war bonds. It also shows the effect that the memories of war would have on these veterans for the rest of their lives.

Most Americans thought that the flag raising tool place at the end of the battle when in fact the picture was taken on the fifth day of a 35 day battle. Iwo Jima was one of the most strategic islands of the whole war. It was an airbase for the Japanese and it was also a radio station that served an an advanced warning station whenever American bombers from the south were approaching. The Americans needed this base so that they could use it as a staging area for their bombers whenever they could afford to invade the Japanese mainland. It was actually the first battle of World War Two that took place on Japanese soil.

With no chance for victory the Japanese just wanted to inflict the most amount of casualties that they could.They were well dug in with a system of interlocking tunnels and their big gun positions were shielded by steel doors that swung shut after every firing.

The battle resulted in 29 Medals of Honor winners, but at what a terrible price. The marines lost one third of their of their whole WWII combat deaths during this battle and almost all of the 22,000 Japanese died, some by their own hands.The film depicts what the true motive was in bringing the three remaining servicemen home. The Government was in dire straits because they had run out of lenders for the war effort and their funds were drying up rather quickly. The Rosenthal picture that was taken on Iwo Jima sparked the public opinion of the war effort and the money that those men raised turned the financial tide.

Of the three servicemen who returned home to a hero's welcome only one,Doc, seemed to have a happy life and ended up being a successful undertaker. Gagnon ended up with a lot of dead end jobs and ended up being bitter for the rest of his life. And Haynes returned to his old reservation where he would end up literally drinking himself to death.

The film made the top ten list of the National Board of Review. Eastwood also earned a Golden Globe nomination for Directing. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards - for Best Sound and Sound Editing. I thought that it was a story that had to be told and Eastwood did a good job of putting this story on film. It seems to me that the older he gets, the better he gets.

The Guns of Navarone

The guns of Navarone was a 1961 movie about a British commando team that is sent on an almost impossible mission of destroying a massive German gun emplacement after crossing occupied Greek territory. This film was directed by J. Lee Thompson and had some of the biggest stares of the day in it. This movie was based on a well known 1957 novel about World War Two by Scottish writer Ail-stair MacLean.The sweeping landscape photography and several cultural touches truly captured the beauty and flavor of Greece and its proud people. Even today, the people of Greece, hold this film in high praise.

It starred Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn. The plot tells of an Allied commando team sent to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval ships in the Aegean Sea, and prevents 2,000 isolated British troops from being rescued.

The film opens with an aerial view of the Greek Islands, and a narrator setting the scene The year is 1943, and 2000 British soldiers are holed up on the island of Kheros in the Aegean near Turkey. Rescue by the Royal Navy is impossible because of massive guns on the nearby island of Navarone. Time is short, because the Germans are expected to launch an assault on the British forces, to draw Turkey into the war on the Axis' side. Using air strikes in trying to dislodge these guns prove fruitless, so a team of commandos has been assembled to try and go in and destroy these monster emplacements. Lead by Major Roy Franklin (Anthony Quayle), they are Capt. Keith Mallory (Gregory Peck), Andrea Stavros (Anthony Quinn), a Colonel in the defeated Greek army, Corporal Miller (David Niven), an explosives expert, Greek-American street tough Spyros Pappadimos (James Darren) and "Butcher" Brown (Stanley Baker), an engineer and expert knife fighter.

They sail across the Aegean Sea disguised as Greek fisherman. After blowing up a German patrol boat Malloy confides in Miller that Stavros blames Miller for the death of his wife and children and intends to kill him after the war. After the ship that they are on capsizes during a violent storm Franklin is badly injured and later the injuries lead to gangrene after they had to climb a steep cliff. One of the central points of this film is to carry Franklin to safety despite the apparent problem that Franklin's injuries will slow them down. Malloy lies to Franklin about the mission. Soon afterwords they are attacked by German soldiers and Andrea is left behind with his snippier rifleto help in their escape. They then end up meeting with the local resistance fighters, Spyros's sister Mania [Irene Papas] and her friend Anna [Gia Scala].

But throughout the next couple of days their mission is always delayed by the onslaught of German soldiers who always seem to know where they are at. They are finally captured and escape, but it was necessary to leave Franklin behind so that he could get medical attention. They then discover that their explosives, that they had saved from the ship wreak, had been sabotaged. Miller figures out that Anna is the saboteur and Marie shoots her as a price that she has to pay for being disloyal. It's a touching scene that almost leaves you feeling sorry for Anna because of the reason that she betrayed them.

The final scenes have the team spilitting up to achieve their objective. All of them escape to a waiting boat except for Pappadimos and Brown who had given their lives creating a distraction.The guns and fortifications are destroyed in a spectacular explosion.Stavros, who has fallen in love with Maria, decides to return to Navarone with her and shakes hands with Mallory, seemingly having given up his plan to kill him.

The fans of Gregory Peck were not disappointed when this film was released. There is plenty of action and the ways that the characters, as diverse as they were, seemed to fit together made this one of the most enjoyable war films that were ever produced. Even most of the Germans portrayed were more realistic of everyday human being instead of the usual sub human beast that are often seen in other movies.

No Country for Old Men Movie Review

Miramax Films presents a film written and directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. It is a critically acclaimed 2007 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy. The film features Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem.

If you like the kind of film that surprises you and takes away your breath at the same time,this is it. It tells the story of a drug deal gone very wrong and the ensuing cat-and-mouse drama as three men crisscross each others paths in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

The local sheriff, Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), tells of the changing times as the region becomes increasingly violent. The key character of Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) and his weapon of choice — cattle gun — are introduced as he escapes police custody and steals a car by using the cattle gun to kill the car's driver. But at the same time a hunter hunting pronghorn come across a collection of corpses and one Mexican near death which was the result of a drug deal gone bad. The hunter Llewwlyn Moss [Josh Brolin] also finds two million dollars in a suitcase and decides that he will keep the money and leave the Mexican to die, but has a change of heart and returns with some water for the man.

But this good deed sets off a cat and mouse game in which the hunter and the hunted switch roles as a gang of Mexicans,Chigurh,Moss and Bell chase each other and the two million dollars across the Texas and Mexican landscape. But unbeknown to Moss, Chigurh who was hired to retrieve the money has a transponder hidden in it. And Chigurh, who is a professional hit man, will kill anyone who gets in his way.

In the meantime Moss, not knowing anything about the transponder, sends his wife Carla Jean [Kelly MacDonald] out of town and jumps from motel to motel trying to elude not only Chigurh but also the Mexicans. While all of this is happening, Bell main concern is to try and protect Moss after he finds him. Chigurh is closing in on Moss because of the tracking device.

Chigurh ends up killing some of the Mexicans and a rival hit-man named Carson Wells who is played by Woody Harrelson. Moss arranges a meeting with Carla Jean in El Pasco to give her the money and tries to get her out of danger. All of the action now takes place at the motel when all of the main characters converge there, but not at the same time. Moss is killed by the Mexicans in a bloody shootout. Sheriff Bell shows up and enters a room to discover that the vent covers have been removed and knows that the money had been removed and then leaves, not knowing that Chigurh is hiding in that same motel.

Bell finally gets the opportunity to visit his uncle Ellis [Barry Corbin] and informs him that he is going to retire because he is getting leery of the changing times, but Ellis accuses him of just being vain. Some time later Chiguth confronts the widowed Carla Jean and offers her the same "coin flip"opportunity that he had offered the gas station owner, Carla Jean refuses and in the next scene it shows Chigurh examining the soles of his boots, as if to indicate that he had committed another murder. He ends up in a car accident but he manages to elude the police and escapes again.

At the very end of this story Bell is reflecting on the many choices he had in his life. He tells his wife[Tess Harper] about the two dreams that he has had while heis experiencing an uneasy retirement at home.

Highly praised by critics, the film received several Golden Globe Award nominations. Roger Ebert called it "as good a film as the Coen brothers... have ever made and gave it a four star review and it appeared on many of critics top 10 list of 2007.It took Best Picture at 2008 Critics’ Choice Awards.

The Ultimate Love Story

Away From Her is an English-Canadian film which debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and also played in the Premier category at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The feature-length directorial debut of English-Canadian actress Sarah Polley, the film is based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain."

It was executive produced by Atom Egoyan and distributed by Lionsgate Films.The cast also includes Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson, Alberta Watson, and Kristen Thomson.

The film stars Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie as a couple whose marriage is tested when Christie's character begins to suffer from Alzheimer's and moves into a nursing home, where she transfers her affections,after loosing all memory or her husband, to another man,Aubrey, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

This film starts out as we are observing Fiona [Julie Christie] and her retired husband Grant [Gorden Pinsent] have just returned home from a cross country skiing vacation andthey are doing one of the many necessary everyday tasks of washing dishes. Grant hands hiswife a frying pan and Fiona puts it away, right into the freezer. She is slowly slipping away into the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease.After she gets lost near her own home she makes the decision that she will check herself into an institution.

To Grant's dismay Fiona is not allowed any visitors for the first 30 days. Unbearable as it is, Grant drops her off at the institution and then he returns 30 days later. At first everything seems to be okay with her until he discovers that his wife actually doesn't recognizes him.

This film is a generous and a deceptively simple portrait brought to life. During thefirst few months of her confinement she keeps on slipping further and further away, andyou can see that distant look in her eyes. Then one day when Grant is visiting her henotices that she is wearing a garish sweater, something that he knew she would neverwear. At that point, Grant knows that his wife is gone forever. Not physically but still gone.

This was Sarah Polley first directorial debut and she did a amazing job with sucha delicate subject matter. And I say Bravo to the cast and crew for turning in sucha superb performance. This film was a true ode to the realities of true love.

The film received vastly favorable reviews from critics and earned Julie Christie the 2007 Critics Choice Award as well and a best actress nomination for the 65th Golden Globe awards. This was in so many ways a true love story.

Katherine Heigl: Most Desirable Woman of 2008

Katherine Heigl plays a girl who's always the bridesmaid and never the bride in her new movie, 27 dresses. But off the silver screen, the actress is not only a blushing newlywed, she also seems to have captured the hearts of American men.

On Thursday, the lifestyle Web site Askmen.com named Katherine Heigl the year's most desirable woman. The site — which boasts seven million readers a month — said it polls users annually for a list of 99 women who best embody the qualities of an ideal girlfriend or wife, as judged by intelligence, humor, charisma and ambition.

"This year's list really goes to show who our users relate with and find beautiful, charming and personable," Editor-in-Chief James Bassil says.

It's been an amazing year for Heigl, 29. She received acclaim for her role in last year's runaway hit Knocked Up and won a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her work on the television series hit Grey's Anatomy. Heigl's personal life has also played out like a fairy tale. Her wedding earlier this month to musician Josh Kelly — featured exclusively on the pages of OK! — was set in a...

A different corner

You are cheated on in a relationship but you try to convince yourself it's all ok. However something in the back of ones mind keeps repeating the truth.Everyone knows, nobody shows and the hurt still grows:

I don't know what to think sometimes
Coming home is such a painful drive
Door opens, you greet picture perfect fine
but I see another none too shy

Telling me with a smile that shines
same old guests are again coming tonight
Guess it's a sign of the times
when you can play before haunted eyes

What good is violence to me now
what good is silence to me now
What good is turning a different corner today
when I saw what I saw yesterday
Can't turn back the clock anyhow
what good are you to me now?

Doorbell strikes to hit right on time
Last to know I want to die
I'm getting tired of reading signs
Getting tired just like his wife

What good is silence to me now
what good is violence to me now
What good is turning a different corner today
when I caught what I caught yesterday
Can't turn back the clock anyhow
what good are you to me now?

I can't and I don't
I don't and I won't
I won't and I shan't
I shan't because i can't believe you anymore

What good is violence to me now
what good is silence to me now
What good is turning a different corner today
when I saw what I saw yesterday
Can't turn back the clock anyhow
what good are you to me now?

You Belong To Me

This dark composition is about an individual convincing himself that another human being whom he has never met, is his ideal soul mate. The more he goes into the ritual, the thread of conviction gets stronger and his urges to go further using whatever means become more acceptable:

You belong to me
You belong to me
In time you will see
You belong to me

Your apartment window seems so small
Sometimes I can hardly see at all
Your 7AM yoga keeps you fine
Your subway latte is finished just in time

You belong to me
You belong to me
In time you will see
You belong to me

Your office window won't let me in
Why are my calls diverted to him
Your boss is positioning says my hunch
whatever he won't bug your tomorrows walk to lunch

You belong to me
We were meant to be
You belong to me
it's written in destiny
your rat race is history
Were gonna be so happy
In time you will see
You belong to me

As you awake I wipe away your blood
these chains of love are for our trust
Sunrise will chase away your sunset tears
when we reach the land beyond our fears

You belong to me
We were meant to be
You belong to me
it's written in destiny
your rat race is history
Were gonna be so happy
In time you will see
You belong to me

You belong to me
We were meant to be
You belong to me
it's written in destiny
your rat race is history
Were gonna be so happy
In time you will see
You belong to m

Let Any Kingdom Come

You take and treat the one you love the way you know you shouldn't and then you watch her go out with someone who is treating her the way you should have. The guilt keeps making you bleed and more so the lost chance of being with someone you truly love:

Let any kind of Kingdom come
for teasing tomorrow will not hide
me from what I have done
from your tears now sharing my eyes

I shouldn't have said
I shouldn't have did
you shouldn't have dared
can you ever forgive?

and now you...
watch me watch you go out with him
watch me watch you go out with him
watch me watch you go out with him
watch me watch you go out with him

your new lover is a bum
and you looking serious just terrifies
for is this reality who turns
to tell you what I've always denied

I should have said
I should have did
I should have dared
can you ever forgive

and now you...
watch me watch you go out with him
watch me watch you go out with him
watch me watch you go out with him
watch me watch you go out with him
are you really smiling
are you really trying
does his being really illuminate your soul
my turn for crying
my turn for sighing
these aching red hands can't let go

Bye Bye Baby

Gave my heart and you took it to your best friend for a whirl
got it back all scarred with lies by your caring sisterhood whose so evil

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
bye bye baby
baby bye bye

Take a trip down memory and make sure its a memory not fantasy lane
have the last word for haven't I answered every captured whisper again and again

its so easy to accuse
its so harder to proof
in your world of in-securities
kept alive by someone's jealousy
your just another manipulated fool

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
you wont see me cry babe
you won't see me cry
There again may be for once
I'm telling a lie

Have you ever wondered if she's ever had a touch of what you've had
was she around the corner when your heartbreak scenes came back from the past

it's my time to accuse
just look back for proof
in your world of in-securities
kept alive by someone's jealousy
your just another manipulated fool

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
you wont see me cry babe
you won't see me cry
There again may be for once
I'm telling a lie

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
love of my life it's too late

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
got to admit for once I've failed

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
from her painting everything as fate

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
from you seeing your her tail

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
you wont see me cry babe
you won't see me cry
There again may be for once
I'm telling a lie

bye bye baby
baby bye bye
you wont see me cry babe
you won't see me cry
There again may be for once
I'm telling a lie

you manipulated fool....

What Music Industry Options Are Available To You?

Taking the time to really peruse your options when it comes to the music industry can be a difficult task, but it is necessary if you have intentions of succeeding where so many others have failed. There are several major consultants you will need to keep in mind, preferably before beginning your career, but if you have already started, it can only get easier once you have found the proper qualified help.

Finding a good music consultant can boost your choices of music whether you dance, sing, or act. These companies are available to assist you in your endeavor in finding the best music to suit you and what you are doing. For a complete listing in your surrounding area, try running a search engine online for local music consultants or find them in the phone book. Either way, setting up an interview or meeting with them could help you take the next step toward realizing your dreams.

Having someone around that is practiced and knowledgeable in the music industry can save you immeasurable time, so hiring the services of a qualified music industry consultant would be a wise step in your endeavor to finding your notch in the music industry. They are educated and trained in how to maneuver within the parameters that are involved in the music industry and knowing what they do, they are better able to help boost your career closer toward realizing your dreams.

A music business consultant will aid you in time saving and money saving techniques as well as helping you to learn your way around the business end of the music industry. Their help will be invaluable to you toward finding some of the best business opportunities and maximizing on your potential as well as that of those surrounding you whether they be employees, singers, actors, or musicians. They help those that need it and help to clarify the business in layman terms to assist you in your climb to the top.

Keeping these options in mind when you begin your journey through the music industry could be the determining factor in your career. Whether you are approaching the industry from the business end, or you are a performer yourself, you will need someone to help you find the best ways to maneuver through the difficult times, and applaud you during the best. Hiring outside help could be your best idea toward accomplishing your goals and helping to carry your company or performance to the top.

Your Music Industry Future

Are you considering a future in the music industry? Has the lure of the performing arts or music called to you and you are now trying to establish your place there? It can be overwhelming to say the least and without the proper aid or assistance you might find yourself confused, lost, and beginning to falter in your dream. Don't let go or give in, simply look for the help you need and let them help carry you on toward your dreams.

If you are just entering into the music industry and have no idea about who or what you should be contacting, your first move should be to arrange a meeting or interview with a music industry consultant. These people know the industry inside and out, and they are trained on how to manage it while aiding new up and coming actors, musicians, etc. By securing the help of one, you are insuring your place in music and you will be able to begin your move toward the top. By hiring them you are showing that you are willing to learn, and that you are serious about accomplishing your dreams.

Trying to handle the business aspect of the music industry can be demanding and wearing on your nerves. Hiring a music business consultant could save you both time and money, leaving you to focus on your career and your dreams. Your consultant will be ale to achieve order and practicality concerning the business end of your work and they are qualified to keep things running smoothly and in control. Don't place more stress on yourself than is necessary, let them carry the business.

Confused about what music you should perform? A music consultant can give you a fresh perspective on what is popular and what is not, as well as help you find your best performance material. No matter what you are doing, you will need music, be it singing, dancing, or acting and these people will help you find the best music there is.

As with any endeavor, music is no less difficult. There will be highs and lows, happy and sad moments but depending on your determination and your hard work, you may find yourself rising quickly to the top and achieving your goals and dreams. Keep them in your mind, and follow your dreams the practical way -- get help from people that know the industry.

Watch TV Shows Online For Free-20 Benefits

How to Watch Online TV with PC 2007 Elite-Advantages

Benefits of Watching TV Show Online with PC 2007 Elite Edition.

I want to share with you an opportunity that I have used to watch online TV show for absolutely free on my pc. I’m the only sports fan in my large family and I sometimes found it hard convincing everyone that I had an important NBA, or NFL game to watch.

The remote control wars in the TV room were just too much for me to handle. I downloaded the PC 2007 elite edition into my computer at home since I wanted TV I can watch at my own time and whatever program, me or TV shows I wanted.

I have since found the online TV using the pc 2007 elite edition to have several advantages over watching TV shows on normal TV. Here are some of them.

1. Wide choice of online TV stations and shows to watch

To watch TV shows Online with the pc TV software 2007 Elite, you have a choice of over 3000 TV channels from across the world. In addition, the software came with over 1000 online radio stations. The world TV and radio tuner stations come in different languages too.

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Some people choose to install the TV software on a pc at their homes while others choose to download the software into their laptops. Having it on you’re a laptop enables you to access local TV stations even when you are away from home.

All you need is a high speed internet broadband connection.

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PC TV online softwares on your computer will enable you to watch TV when you need it and where you want it. You will no longer have to fight over the remote control for the family TV.

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Online TV will enable you to watch real time news channel from American and European TV stations. All you will need is a good fast speed broadband internet connection and internet TV will be available to you on your laptop or pc computer.

14. Watch and record Free TV shows, programs, series, episodes, movies and Sports Online

The internet TV software will most importantly enable you to watch online television while at the same time recording and saving it to your computer memory. The larger your computer memory, the more TV shows you can record and save. Basically, you turn your computer into one big movie storage centre.

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15. Turn your pc or laptop into a mega station super TV screen

One thing that the satellite TV softwares for online television do to your computer is to turn it into a super TV show and movie screen.

The more than 3000 TV channel can easily be browsed by the touch of your mouse. You can be watching Arabic online TV station one minute and a French or American news network the next.

16. Easy to use Pc 2007 Elite tool bar and TV Station ordering

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17. Watch Free good quality picture and sound online TV shows, Movies and Episodes

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18. Watch Old classic Movies, TV shows and Sports

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19. Travelers can watch Destination Weather Channels Online

International Online TV accessible to people traveling to other countries for business, work or leisure is useful in knowing the state of the weather. When you are traveling China for example, it would be advisable to watch Chinese local TV a week or so before departure.

This will tell you the state of the weather and other things like the politics and other issues that might affect your stay there. Yu don’t to be caught in a blizzard, or storm right at the airport on arrival.

20. Watch Free Educational TV Shows Online with software

There are many educational TV channels online that are useful for children and adults too. The educational programming will help the kids understand how the rest of the world works which is good for their personal development.

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"Planet Earth" Is A Documentary That Must Be Viewed In HD!

We just bought a Blue ray HD DVD player for our HDTV. After we got it hooked up, which took a while... I, for some reason or another just realized that I did not know any HD movies for me to observe on it. Well I already knew which one I loved to see foremost and that was Planet Earth. So I got on the internet and purchased it from an online store.

The bad thing tho' is that I had to wait three days; nonetheless I did save myself around twenty dollars, so it was worth the wait. So it came with multiple disks with around three to four episodes of Planet Earth on each of the disks.

If you did not know already each program of Planet Earth is one hour long. So once I put in Planet Earth to examine on our HDTV I went to the menu of the premiere disk for the premier broadcast. As you can ideate it was quite awesome how fine the illustration looked.

All of the landscapes were rich as can be in appearance and the animals looked as if they were fluid across the screen as they moved. I was impressed also on how well Planet Earth was filmed with a HDTV camera.

Some of the animals they record in the picture looks as if they are right there close to them and the animals are not even being disturbed by them being around. It is genuinely the most amazing flick of its type. One program that really impressed me is the freshwater one.

In the opening of it, it shows Angel ... the highestl water downfall in the world. Then it starts to break off from there and shows the extraordinary animals that live in the freshwater surroundings.

Another attribute Planet Earth does is how fine it shows the over view of the earth. Many shots are taken in high Earth altitudes while others are from space viewing the landscape and everything around it. The space shots are also one of my preferred things to look at.

Of course on our HDTV it looks as smashing as it possibly can but it gives you a idea of how diminutive the World truly is but at the same instance when it talks about some of the environments it feels that the world is very massive.

When you are watching Planet Earth you may get to an environment that they begin to speak about that upright looks unknown to you. Some of the things that are in the surroundings look as if it was not realistic and you can not even imagine about being in any of these places in true life.

One that truly shows what I am talking about is the caves installment. Fundamentally what it shows you is the subsurface world of Earth. How things work under the surface and the weird little creatures that inhabit the caves. It is truly something that will be hard for most people on the planet to believe once they have seen some of the awing animals that live on it. This docudrama is really awesomel especially if viewed on a HDTV!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Arundo Donax - How to turn a bog plant into a serenade

I began playing the clarinet when I was 11 years old, back in 1984, after many months of pestering my parents. Although I wasn't particularly good when I started, I loved the look and feel of the instrument and I persevered, and I finally ended up as a music student at Leeds University with the clarinet as my first instrument. I didn't find the notes that hard when I was a kid; I could produce a tune without too many tears, but my tunes just didn't sound very nice until I'd got to about grade 6. A lot of young players experience the same problem, and the problem is really twofold- 1) producing a beautiful sound takes lots of practice, and 2) producing a really beautiful sound depends on your reed.

What a Reed is All About

If you don't play a reed instrument you may well be wondering what I'm talking about, so I'll explain a little bit here. (For the already initiated, feel free to skip this bit!)

A clarinet is fundamentally a tube which is approximately 2 feet long; in fact it's the same length as a flute or an oboe. The flute has a small hole which you blow across. This makes the air inside the tube start vibrating, (like if you blow across the top of a bottle and hear a note). The oboe and the clarinet, however, use reeds. These are small bits of cane, (or sometimes plastic), which are attached to the top of the instrument. The cane goes in your mouth and you make it vibrate with your lips and jaw; this sets the column of air vibrating, and hey presto a note sounds. (It's very hard to describe how you actually do this because it all happens inside your closed mouth!) You can't play the clarinet (or the oboe or bassoon) unless you have a reed attached to the top, and these essential bits of kit have, unfortunately, quite a short life span. How long a reed lasts depends on lots of things, like how often you play, what brand you're using, and even what the weather's like. (It's a natural material so it's affected by the humidity of the atmosphere).

The Reed you really Need

So now you know you need a reed, off you pop down to your local music shop, or find one online. The first question they'll ask you is what kind of reed do you need? Narrowing it down to just "a clarinet reed" won't get you very far. You have to specify the strength of your reed. And choose a brand. And choose one of a range of reeds within that brand. And how many do you need to buy?

So how can a little bit of cane be so diverse and complicated? How can you possibly choose?! Let's take a look at the first dilemma: Strength.

Reeds are categorised by their thickness, and given a grading from 1 to 5, including half grades. Basically speaking, the thicker the reed, the more difficult it is to produce a note, but the nicer the note will sound. So, if you are a beginner, (and therefore in possession of relatively weak jaw muscles compared to a veteran), you should choose a low number, known as a "soft" reed. Around 1.5 would be good, but go for a 1 if the 1.5 is too difficult to blow on. As you get better, you'll gradually be able to progress to thicker reeds (known as "hard"). To get a decent sound, you need to be playing on a minimum 3.5, and most professionals will be playing on 4.5 to 5s. Personally, I play on a 3.5. OK, let's move on to brand and product:

In the UK there are mainly 2 companies battling it out in the clarinet reed field, and they are Vandoren and Rico. I'll try to make a comparison between them, since your basic purchasing decision will be between these two brands. Here's what Vandoren say about their standard B flat clarinet reeds:

"The most widely played reeds in the professional world."

And here's what Rico claim about their most similar product:

"The world's most popular reed." One thing you may be able to deduce from this is that Vandoren reeds are better and also more expensive. They produce a better tone for professionals, who are more picky about these things than amateurs. However, there are many more amateurs piping away in their bedrooms on a Sunday afternoon than there are professionals, and they tend to choose Rico, so they can't be all bad.

Here's how the prices compare from 2 reputable online firms, for a box of 10, (the normal number you get in a box).

>From www.myatt.co.uk Rico Reeds cost £8.50 and Vandoren cost £11.00

>From www.dawkes.co.uk Rico cost £6.25 and Vandoren cost £10.25

Rico are well ahead in the tasty price league, so why is it that all these professionals are choosing Vandoren? It really boils down to the sound that comes out when you blow, which to the professional is the only major issue. For us mere mortals though, there are another couple of points to consider- how many of these 10 newly purchased reeds actually work properly, and how long will one last before I have to change it? I've played on both these brands of reeds over the 20 and a bit years I've been playing this instrument, and I believe that Rico are more consistent in the strength grades they put in the box, and they last for the same length of time as Vandoren's, but whereas a box of Vandoren sometimes produces a really stunning beautiful reed, a box of Rico never does.

When you buy a box of reeds, it is quite normal to find that some of them just won't work. This is rather annoying, (especially if you're paying more than a pound a piece), but it's a fact of life. The cane is rigorously tested by both companies, and left to mature for a considerable time, but nothing can stop the cane from becoming slightly modified once it's been packaged up in its box. My personal average from Vandoren is 50% usable reeds per box, while Rico usually gives me 7 or 8 that are playable. So, in effect, they work out even cheaper than you'd bargained for. I think that Rico's testing technology is perhaps superior to Vandoren's, to produce these results. They are more effective at eliminating inferior cane earlier in the process, before it actually gets in the box. In my mind there is no doubt that Vandoren Reeds sound better, but the large difference in price is not justified by the small difference in sound. Going back to my earlier point about the quality of!

my early attempts at the clarinet, I should point out that playing on the correct strength of reed, (and one that isn't too old), will ensure an acceptable sound from anyone. So how to find the correct strength? Read on!


How Strong is your Jaw?

Rico Reeds come in strengths 1-5 (not all brands do). If you're a complete beginner, buy a 1, a 1.5 and a 2. (You can buy reeds singly, both online and in shops. Some shops let you try the reed out before you buy it just in case it's a duffer (see above), but not all of them.) Try the 2 first. If you produce a sound quite easily and without pain, congratulations! You've found the right strength. If you find it takes lots of breath to get a note and you can hear air escaping from the side of your mouth as you blow, the reed is too hard. Try the 1.5, and repeat the process. Remember that with clarinet reeds, the only way is up! When you have been playing on your 1.5 for some time, try the 2 from time to time. Don't play for too long, as your jaw will tire easily and you may bite into your bottom lip. If this happens, your mouth will be too sore to play until it's healed, and you'll have to start with a softer reed again. Gradually increase your playing time, until you can play on the 2 with no problems. Then move on to the 2.5, and repeat the process.

If you stick with a softer reed once your jaw muscles have become stronger, your sound will deteriorate. Playing on a soft reed produces a buzzy kind of tone and can sound flat. Higher notes on the instrument are more difficult to reach with a softer reed, which is another reason why you need to climb that reed ladder! Sometimes reeds are a little bit too hard or a little bit too soft, without being impossible to play on. You don't have to chuck them away in cases like this, you can "doctor" them slightly to make them more playable: if the reed is too soft, trim a VERY narrow (hair's breadth) strip from the tip of the reed with a sharp knife. Or push another reed between it and the mouthpiece of the instrument, pushing it away from the rectangular hole in the mouthpiece slightly. If the reed is too hard, you can sand it a little. Use a piece of 220-grain sandpaper. Rub just a little, then test the reed- a tiny rub can produce a large difference (which is why they don't always get it right in the factory- it's a precision art!)

Breaking in Reeds

All new reeds need to be "broken in". They won't produce a consistent sound until they've been used a few times. Rico reeds are faster to break in than Vandoren. You need to wet the reed (in your mouth or with water- I prefer my mouth, but Rico advise water, as some people have very acidic saliva apparently, eeww), then play on it for just a few minutes each day, until the sound becomes consistent. It's good to have a few reeds "breaking" as you never know when you'll need a new one.


Replacing Reeds

It's easy to tell when your reed needs replacing- after serving you well for a week or 3 (depends how much you play), one day it'll just sound rubbish, completely different to the last time you used it. Every time it goes in your mouth the reed is getting attacked by various germs and other organisms, and your saliva begins the process of breaking down organic matter ready for your tummy, so it's no wonder that they don't last forever! Another obvious sign that you need a new reed is when you accidentally slice it in half while attaching it to the instrument, a tragically common event. (It's held onto your plastic mouthpiece by metal band called a ligature. This has quite sharp sides and if you're not careful it'll cut right through in one go. Don't worry though, I've never heard of anyone cutting their finger on one!)

Arundo Donax

This is the technical name for the reed plant which Rico and Vandoren use to make their reeds. It grows in India and the Mediterranean, and can get as high as 6 metres tall. If you live in the right climate you can grow it in your garden, but I wouldn't suggest trying to grow and make reeds yourself from scratch, although some fanatics do.....

Other Types of Reed

For the standard clarinet, you will be buying B♭ clarinet reeds. It's unlikely that you would buy the wrong reed size, as this is what 99% of people play on, but just for the record, there are also E♭ and bass clarinet reeds. E♭ reeds are for a smaller instrument, and bass clarinet reeds for a beast of an instrument, so neither will fit. The A clarinet takes the B♭ reed, as it is only very fractionally bigger than the B♭ instrument. (Orchestral players need two instruments, an "A" and a "B♭"; see http://www.mymusictheory.com/lessons-html/8-transposinginstruments/8-transpint.html for more on transposing instruments).

Final Verdict

The Rico clarinet reed is a great choice for the amateur player. They are reasonably priced, reasonably consistent within the box, and produce a nice sound. They are easy to get hold of and excellent value for money, especially if you frequently slice them in half! If you want to get serious on the instrument, you should probably move on to more expensive reeds from Vandoren.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My Review Of "Planet Earth" On My HDTV

We just bought a Blue ray HD DVD player for our HDTV. After we got it hooked up, which took a while... I, for some reason or another just realized that I did not have any HD movies for me to watch on it. Well I already knew which one I wanted to see first and that was Planet Earth. So I got on the internet and purchased it from an online store.

The bad thing though is that I had to wait three days; however I did save myself around twenty dollars, so it was worth the wait. So it came with multiple disks with around three to four episodes of Planet Earth on each of the disks. If you did not know already each episode of Planet Earth is one hour long. So once I put in Planet Earth to view on our HDTV I went to the menu of the first disk for the first episode. As you can imagine it was quite amazing how well the picture looked.

All of the landscapes were full as can be in color and the animals looked as if they were flowing across the screen as they moved. I was impressed also on how well Planet Earth was filmed with a HDTV camera. Some of the animals they film in the movie looks as if they are right there next to them and the animals are not even being disturbed by them being around. It is truly the most amazing documentary of its type. One episode that really impressed me is the freshwater one.

In the beginning of it, it shows Angel falls... the highest water fall in the world. Then it starts to break off from there and shows the extraordinary animals that live in the freshwater environment. Another thing Planet Earth does is how well it shows the over view of the land. Some shots are taken in high Earth altitudes while others are from space showing the landscape and everything around it. The space shots are also one of my favorite things to look at.

Of course on our HDTV it looks as good as it possibly can but it gives you a feeling of how small the Earth really is but at the same time when it talks about some of the environments it feels that the world is very large. When you are watching Planet Earth you may get to an environment that they begin to talk about that just looks alien to you. Some of the things that are in the environment look as if it was not real and you can not even imagine about being in some of these places in real life.

One that really shows what I am talking about is the caves episode. Basically what it shows you is the underground world of Earth. How things form under the surface and the weird little creatures that inhabit the caves. It is truly something that will be hard for most people living on the planet Earth to believe once they have seen some of the amazing animals that live on it. This documentary is truly amazing especially if viewed on a HDTV!

The Profiles of Some Famous Guitarists

Most of us are quite enchanted by the magic of guitar. The mesmerizing tune and sweet tingling of the guitar strings have enamored many a man who has later moved on to become musical legends in their individual niche. There is a roster of famous and successful guitarists who have mastered this enigmatic art of music.

Amongst the many legendary stalwarts, Jimi Hendrix undoubtedly tops the list of profiles of famous guitarists. A genius in its truest sense, the legendary Hendrix was born in 1942. An American by birth, the maestro was a singer and lyricist, and is considered around the globe as one of the most influential and enigmatic personas in the ambit of rock music. One of the milestones in his career was his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival which raised him to instant fame in the United States and was followed by many accolades.

Besides earning a huge name and fame for himself through his forte as a great singer and musician, the legendary maestro also improvised the art of rock music in his own signature way, and he incorporated a number of innovations and techniques into the older forms of rock and jazz music. Quite recently, Hendrix was inducted into the USA's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

The very meaning of rock music becomes insignificant without the mention of B. B. King, the master craftsman in the art of music. An ingenious guitarist and singer-cum-song writer in the American Blues, B.B. King was considered the Third Greatest Guitarist of All Time in the 2003 listing of Rolling Stone magazine.

The legendary musician started his journey in the world of music in 1946, and worked in the local R&B radio channel as a vocalist. However, soon after this he began recording under big names and became a prominent figure among the best musicians in the R&B music scene. Some of his greatest all time hits during this period include, "Whole Lotta Love," "Every Day I Have the Blues," "You Know I Love You," and "Please Accept My Love." Amidst his many achievements as a successful singer and composer, is included his most recent felicitation at the Three Deuces Building in Greenwood, Mississippi, for his maiden in radio broadcasting. Also, a grand memorial in the name of B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is all set to be inaugurated on September 13, 2008, in Indianola, Mississippi.

Robert Johnson is another of the famous names in the world of guitar and its magic. Born on May 8, 1911, as Robert Leroy Johnson, the veteran guitarist was one of the brightest stars in the entire Delta Blues group. The period between 1936 and 1937 saw him in great guns when he claimed and proved his forte as a brilliant guitarist and lyricist, as well as an awesome singer. Often regarded as the "Grandfather of Rock-and-Roll," Robert Johnson is believed to have been a great influence in the world of rock music, inspiring many legends of the same genre, including Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, and many others. Eric Clapton, another legend of the same kind, has called Johnson "the most important blues musician who ever lived."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

CD Maintenance – How to make sure you CD stays in good shape

As we all know CDs & DVDs are prone to scratching, marking, cracking & breaking.

If you leave discs out near your PC or stereo, dust will settle or the data side will get scratched or marked. Now the best ways to prevent this happening are simple. They may sound straight forward but you’ll be surprised how many times CDs & DVDs are not protected properly. Following these simple steps will ensure you can use your CD's and DVD's for dvd copying and cd copying for years to come.

Keep your CDs in there Jewel Cases. If not there are PVC wallets which act as ample protection or Card Wallets. For you DVDs you must keep them in their DVD boxes or, as previously mentioned, PVC Wallets and Card wallets will do.

If your CD or DVD gets scratched, you may think that it’s damaged forever……..Wrong! The scratching on the surface of the disc simply fools the laser and makes it skip. Or, if you’re player has difficulty in loading the data, it’s due the surface being scratched and unable to read the digital data below.

However, do not panic! There are plenty of repair kits around to eliminate this problem and allow you to perfrom that all important cd copying or dvd copying. If you’ve thought you’ve lost a CD forever due to mark or scratch, think again!

These repair kits are a compound mixture of polish, which are specially designed for plastic (which discs are made up of). The mixture interacts with the polymer and allows the polish to get to work on the scratch. This polish will remove the majority of the disc that has been damaged and restore the music/data back to full playability.

Therefore, you revive your discs using these kits. However, I suggest you look after your CD or DVD by putting them back into their Jewel Case, DVD box, PVC Wallet or Card Wallet. Keep them in a dust-free environment or storage case.
Keep your discs playing longer...

When you remove your discs from their CD Jewel Cases or DVD box then you risk the centre-hub cracking or breaking. This will lead to disc failures. Especially for console playing or DVD films. Having looked around for a remedy to this common problem, we have found a solution...

It’s in the form of a metal reinforced centre-hub. It’s easy to attach and will reduce the stress that is normally applied when removing CDs or DVDs from Jewel Cases or DVD Boxes. This will prevent the discs from cracking at the centre. “Hurray!” I hear you say.

The Use of CD’s and their future?

CD’s initially started off as music on discs or audio format in the mid-to-late 1980’s. CD-R’s (R means recordable) then became popular when being produced cheaply. CD ROM’s (ROM means Read Only Memory) then shortly followed to provide data discs for computers which can not be written on.

CD-Rs – written to once only. This obviously didn’t help if you had made a mistake in creating your CD and was a waste of a disc, which was expensive back in those days. Unlike a cassette, where you could record over and over (do you know anyone who still owns a cassette these days?). Therefore, the CD-RW (CD-Rewritable) was created which means you could write over the data several times. The discovery of CD duplication and CD copying has also helped to keep the compact disc alive.

CDs today are used in all sorts of industries today. Obviously, the music industry is the main source of most of the discs we have around the house. However, over the past 5 years, CDs have become an essential tool for marketing, selling, promoting, learning, informing and many, many more. Examples are:

# Promotional CDs – marketing companies use them as handy aids to distribute either by post, or to hand them out at conferences

# Music/Audio – Artists use them to record albums and also use as language learning aids.

# Training – You can put a whole training manual onto 1 CD which is far cheaper to produce and much easier to send.

# Software – This is the most used second to music.

These are but just a few uses for CDs.

We all receive CDs in the post as part of product recognition or sales. Newspapers give us freebies with either music or software. CD printing has allowed these forms of marketing to be customized to improve the effectiveness of the overall campaigns. At the moment the demand for CDs is on the increase and looks to remain that way for the next few years anyway. However, just as it’s predecessor, the cassette, the CD may be superseded by the USB stick.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Romancing The Stone Film Review

Romancing the Stone is an American 1984 action-adventure film.Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. This film was one of the best adventure/humor movies of the eighties. Not only did it boost the star rating of Michael Douglas, it helped launch Kathleen Turner into stardom. It also was Robert Zemeckis's first box office hit as a director.

The plot of the movie revolves around romance writer Joan Wilder, played by Kathleen Turner, who travels to Colombia to find her kidnapped sister. In time she falls in love with a soldier of fortune [Michael Douglas] and the two become romantically involved as they search for a precious stone which the kidnappers want.

The beginning of the film shows Joan receiving a package from her dead brother-in-law. Soon after the package arrives she gets a frantic call from her sister Elaine[Mary Ann Trainor] informing her that she has been kidnapped and needs the map from the package as ransom. Joan flies down to Columbia but she gets lost on the way to her destination. But eventually she runs into Jack T. Colton [Douglas] and offers him some money if he would help her find her way to Cartagena. He helps her to elude a few unsavory characters who seem to be following her.Oneof these villains just happens to be the leader of the secret police who is responsible for her brother-in-laws death. The other two zany characters are Ralph [Danny DeVito] and Ira [Zack Norman].

Jack uncovers the map that Joan is carrying and after some convincing she agrees to go after the treasure. They agree that after finding the treasure they can then give the worthless map to the kidnappers. After some unbelievable escapes, they eventually find the treasure which turns out to be an enormous emerald called the malevolent. Zolo and Ralph steal it from them but then the Colombian police show up. After getting the stone back from Ralph, Joan and Jack get separated but agree to meet at Joan's hotel in Cartagena, but when Jack doesn't show up, Joan starts to get worried.

She then meets her sister's captors[Ralph and Ira] and turns over the map. They are interrupted by Zolo who knows that the map is worthless. Zolo's men are holding Jack who refuses to disclose the location of the emerald. Zolo uses Joan as bait and tells Jack that if he refuses to disclose the emeralds location he will be forced to feed Joan to the crocodiles. Jack relents and gives up the gem and tosses it towards the crocodiles.Zolo catches the stone but his hand, along with the gem, ends up in one of the crocodiles stomach. A gunfight ensues between Zolo's men and Ira's men. This allows Joan, Elaine and Jack to escape. After a prolonged fight with Zolo's men, Ira and his men escape, but Ralph is left behind.

Zolo catches Joan and Elaine. Joan tries to kill Zolo with his own switchblade,but Zolo blocks the thrown knife with a piece of wood. After Elaine faints from the sight, Joan pleads for Jack's help. He must decide whether to save her or hold onto the croc which has ingested El Corazon. He decides to try to save Joan by scaling a rock wall to reach her. However, he arrives moments after Zolo falls into a pit full of crocodiles. Seeing that the women are safe, Jack leaves to pursue El Corazon once more.

Joan then returners home to New York where she is confronted with lonely feeling towards Jack. She writes a hit novel based on her recent adventures. But one day, as she is returning home she is confronted by Jack,who is wearing crocodile skin boots, waiting for her in a sailboat that is parked on the main street in front of her apartment. It seems that Jack managed to catch the croc who had swallowed the gem. The croc had suffered a fatal case of indigestion from swallowing the gem. The ending is a not so typical love story showing Joan and Jack kissing on the deck of the Angelina, which was named for Joan's fictional heroine, as the trailer that the boat rests on drives off into the streets of N.Y. City.