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1  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: A different way to use glass bottles on: June 15, 2010, 10:16:53 am
That was definitely a cool video, but I will agree with Ashley, that man has too much time on his hands...
2  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: We spoke about ROCK BANDS in class on Monday on: June 15, 2010, 08:13:03 am
He didn't get into detail because of the time restraint.  Im sure if this wasn't a summer course, he would have gone into more detail.
3  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Herbie Hanbaton on: June 15, 2010, 08:12:01 am
You seem to have the same issue I did, when trying to post about Herbie, the site changes his last name.
4  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Micheal Jackson video on: June 15, 2010, 08:10:41 am
You definitely didn't waste any time... You weren't kidding about being a huge fan.
5  In-Class Critiques / MUL2380 / Re: In-Class Critique #3 on: June 14, 2010, 06:43:47 am
We listened to three more pieces today in class, "New Shoes", "Potrait of Tracy" and "Latin Dance".

"New Shoes" - as soon as this song begun to play, you were instantly able to tell a major difference between all the other songs we have heard so far.  The Guitar, Bass and Sax all sounded as if they were electrified.  Not only did it give it a new sound, but is also made the impact of the music much stronger as well.  Which also helped contribute to the upbeat tempo.  The song honestly reminded me of a them song from a TV show.  It had an all around great feel and I enjoyed it.

"Potrait of Tracy" - had a slow tempo that I feel didn't pair well with the lack of form.  I wasn't able to tell whether the Bass was accompanied with any other instrument or if it was the only one.  I also noticed that there were a lot of repeated notes and chords that happened frequently.  Over all I wasn't a big fan of this piece.

"Latin Dance" - finally we begin to hear music that comes from my heritage.  The percussion involved with this song is what made it come to life.  They had great use of the Bongos that made you want to dance as soon as you heard them.  The piece seemed original and had a great vibe to it.  The tempo was perfect for this type of song and it made you want to get on your feet and start to dance.  Over all, it was my favortie piece we heard that day.
6  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Tribute to Michael Jackson on: June 08, 2010, 09:46:41 am
I defnitely have to agree that Michael is one of the greateast artist of our time. It is a shame he is no longer with us.
7  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Announcing the Hottest Jazz Concerts of the New Season!‏ on: June 08, 2010, 09:45:20 am
Thank you Linda, I only saw one show that I would be interested in seeing, and that is the one in tribute to Miles Davis.  I will have to save the date since it is next year.
8  General Discussion / Pearls Before Breakfast / Re: Pearls Before Breakfast on: June 08, 2010, 09:08:54 am
After watching this video and reading the article, the outcome doesn't surprise me.  Most individuals, especially during the rush hours, are only thinking about two things.  It is either getting to work on time, or getting home. Most people are clueless to what is going on around them, let alone, to realize that greatness is playing right next to them.

As for the question, will I be able to spot greatness, I have to say, that I wouldn't know until I am placed in that situation.  Living in Miami all my life, I wasn't exposed to street performers as you are in other citoyes.  But I want to add, the times I have been to NYC, Boston or D.C. and I was in the subways or on the street, I always took some time to listen to them, and give them a chance.  Maybe the reason I did stop and pay attention had to do with the fact I was on vacation and I didn't have somewhere to be like those in this video.
9  General Discussion / General Discussion / Herbie H-a-n-c-o-c-k - Rockit on: June 08, 2010, 08:52:32 am
I have to say listening to "Rockit" in class last night brought back some memories.  I don't care if it gives up my age. lol  I grew up listening to that song and I had no clue it was by Herbie H-a-n-c-o-c-k.

p.s. the reason for the dashes in his last name, is that the forum kept changing it thinking i was using a bad word or something...
10  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new way to make music? on: June 02, 2010, 08:45:22 am
Hey Ashley, since you found that to be a cool video, I thought I would share this one with you.  It pairs visual effects to the music to make for one cool show.

http://vimeo.com/11160666
11  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new way to make music? on: June 02, 2010, 08:40:22 am
You might say that this has nothing to do with Jazz, but you have to remember that Jazz paved the way for all modern music.  Great find by the way, cool video.
12  The Lectern / MUL 2380 Q&A / Exams on: June 02, 2010, 08:28:58 am
Does anyone know if we are allowed to keep our Midterm exams?
13  The Lectern / MUL 2380 Q&A / Re: Midterm on: June 02, 2010, 08:12:35 am
After the midterm you are free to leave.  Since it is the summer session he will be lecturing, but it is up to you wether you want to stay or not.
14  General Discussion / The Best Music Ever Written / Re: I dont think that there is such thing as "the best music." on: May 27, 2010, 07:44:09 am
I definitely agree that the best music is in the ear of the beholder.  We can all share what we feel is the best music, but we also have to keep an open mind to what other poples opinions are.  And with that said, there will be an ongoing debate as to what is "the best music"
15  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Monty Python Holy Grail on: May 27, 2010, 07:36:44 am
I have to agree that this is one of the funniest movies of all time.  "It's merely a flesh wound", has to come from one of the funniest scenes of all time.  Maybe my sense of humor is different than most, but you can hate on things until you see it for yourself. You wont be disappointed.
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