|Is he crazy actually? (by forestgum, Jul 19th, 2007)
I don't think so! That's just the way he shows how passionate he is for piano.
|Ha ha (by nautin, Jul 12th, 2007)
Hi hi, He plays so good!
|Crazy pianist (by billyoung, Jul 7th, 2007)
Yes, this is a crazy pianist.
|Fine (by Jeni80, Jun 25th, 2007)
It's fine. Good capture.
Music makes technology go round
Cannes, France - Technophobes
watch out. A flood of innovative, user-friendly, small and often eye-catching
digital music devices have been launched to bring better sound into cars,
cellphones, portable jukeboxes and even video-game consoles.
Phatboxes, Pictones and media handsets were among the new gadgets flaunted at
the Midem trade fair last week, the international music industry's most
influential annual gathering.
The following are some of the new digital music devices that could help boost
the ailing music industry, hit by piracy and falling sales.
PhatBox is aimed at music lovers looking at updating their car sound systems. A
digital in-car jukebox, PhatBox is similar in concept to Apple's iPod. Up to 15
000 songs can be downloaded on a PhatBox, which slots into the car dashboard and
works on its stereo system. For safety reasons, voice prompting gives the style
of music, name of the artist or albums, selected using the car stereo's buttons.
It is not inexpensive at between $400 and $900 (about R3 to R9 000) but this has
not prevented it from being made available already through VW, Audi and Kenwood.
A rash of iPod-style mobile jukeboxes are starting to come onto the market
For the 1,5 billion handset users worldwide, there is a new musical and visual
treat via Musiwave's new Pictones, launched at Midem and offering animated
visual images along with musical ringtones. Nokia has already snapped up the
technology, which will enable its 3G phone users to download a video clip of
their favourite singer to enhance their ringtones.
Nokia is pushing a "media" handset that offers an extra large screen, big memory
and touch-screen options. The Nokia 7700's latest 3G technology enables users to
stream videos and surf the Web as well as access Nokia's brand-new Visual Radio
Service. Due to be launched throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in the
second quarter of this year, the 7700's visual radio also shows who is playing
the music and enables extra information about the musician or group. It will
even let users click on the screen to rate the track.
A rash of iPod-style mobile jukeboxes are starting to come onto the market.
British phone carrier O2's own player is unusual in that it plugs into
compatible mobile phones to download tracks. O2 believes mobile phone music
downloads should prove more popular in Europe where people are comfortable with
sending SMS text messages.
Budding pop stars are also being targeted by the gadget inventors. Pop Idol
Talentbox, a home computer-based karaoke system and associated website is
currently available in Britain, the Netherlands and the United States and will
soon be launched in France, Spain, Canada and Australia. Buyers receive a
microphone, a selection of songs on CD and access to the website where they can
download more songs or tunes. A live competition between online victors has been
tried out in Britain, with the winner offered a recording deal.
The most unusual concept of all at this year's Midem was probably the Surround
Sound Tube Headphone, a black tube that wraps around the head unlike
conventional headphones. Its inventor, Denmark-based American pianist and
vocalist Yul Anderson, claims his headphone provides far better all round sound
than the 2,0 stereo phones or even the other 5,1 surround sound headphones on
the market that provide the digital magic but not the ambiance. - Sapa-AFP.