Author: Erma B

Seen and Heard

Here are a few things that I found interesting while browsing around: – The Yaybahar, an acoustic instrument I’ve never seen before. – Art Project by the Google Cultural Institute features high quality images of all the artwork featured in many musuems around the world. This is marvelous! – The Positive Emotional Impact of Sad […]

Seen and Heard

Overtone singing Quoting Wikipedia (this isn’t a college essay, get off my back), “overtone singing” is “a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody. This resonant tuning allows the singer […]

I Love a Good Parody

Roo wrote an article at Ad Week about why trained ballet dancers are appalled at a Free People Clothing ad featuring a ballet dancer who doesn’t look trained enough to be able to go on pointe like she did in the video. I think most people in Free People’s target consumer demographic probably wouldn’t notice […]

One Point for Lorde

Whether or not you’re a fan of Lorde’s music, you gotta give her credit for what the youngin’s these days call being real. Even though she’s a musician, she doesn’t have to do anything else other than perform her music and get paid. I appreciate that she cares enough to address issues like the unnecessary […]