Humor Under The KeyboardsWritten by Ismael D. Tabije
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I definitely agree with Artur Schnabel's top secret! I wonder why George found it relaxing to have his teeth drilled after hearing pianoforte recitals. Check out more of piano's funny side: •Bob Hope, an American comedian commented on fellow comedian Phyllis Diller on her playing piano: "When she started to play, Steinway himself came down personally and rubbed his name off piano." •A band teacher recalled title of song "Claire de Lune" played by a student as "Claire de Loonie". •The audiences at a piano recital were appalled when a telephone rang just off stage. Without missing a note, soloist glanced toward wings and called, "If that's my agent, tell him I'm working!" Now, let's check out some famous questions and answers in funny world of piano: •What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft? A flat minor •What do you get when you drop a piano on an army base? A flat major •Why is an 11-foot concert grand better than a studio upright? Because is makes a much bigger kaboom when dropped over a cliff. •Why was piano invented? So that musician would have a place to put his beer. •Why did they say that pianist had fingers like lightning? They never struck same place twice. •What did they find when they dug up Beethoven's grave? He was decomposing. •Why did Mozart kill his chicken? Because they always ran around going, "Bach! Bach! Bach!" •Imagine a singer, a piano player, a bass player and a drummer sitting around table. Now if you drop a hundred-dollar bill right in middle and tell them they're free to take it, who's getting it? The piano player. Because bass player is too slow, for winger it's too little money and drummer didn't get assignment. Now that we've seen humor under they keyboards, piano and pianists are not as elusive as they seem to be. It is just like discovering a new type of music. The piano and pianist can take not just breath out of audiences but also laughter as they present not only fine music but terrific humor as well. Having fun is what life is all about.
The writer Ismael D. Tabije runs the website http://pianos.e-mart4all.com that markets a wide choice of high-quality digital pianos and accessories at the lowest prices in the online market. Brands sold include Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Kurzweil and Roland. The website also features interesting piano articles about piano humor, trivia, myths and facts and even piano lessons and instructions.
Installing a Home TheaterWritten by Kenny Hemphill
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Obviously budget is another consideration and this will dictate which equipment you buy initially and what you save for another day. As a bare minimum you’ll want a DVD player, widescreen television, and a surround sound audio amplifier and speakers. We’d recommend opting for a DVD recorder like this one from Phillips, or this from Panasonic. They’re obviously more expensive than a DVD player, but will give you much greater flexibility. And don’t forget to budget for cabling, its a very important part of installing a home theatre and one that’s often overlooked.
You’ll also want to think about interior design of a dedicated home theater room and of course seating is all important. You’re going to spend hours and hours watching movies and last thing you need is uncomfortable seats.
Kenny Hemphill is the editor and publisher of The HDTV Tuner