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Four Historic Keyboards And Their Mark On Musical History

Image Credit: Pexels, Free to Use Licence Keyboards have been making music since the third century BC when the Ancient Greeks invented the hydraulis, a primitive pipe organ. Since then, keyboard-like instruments have taken many forms, eventually becoming the electronic instruments that we know and love today.  The modern Casio keyboards and their equivalents that we play nowadays are essentially miniature computers and are capable of making a variety of sounds, but this wasn’t always the case. In the sixties, seventies, eighties, and even the early nighties, keyboard manufacturers were known for their signature sounds – here are four historic keyboards and the mark that they made on musical history.  The Mellotron Listen to the opening flute quartet at the start of The Beatles’ ‘Strawberry…
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Could You Start Your Day Better? Let’s Discuss

The way we start our day can have a huge impact on the rest of it. If we wake up on the wrong side of the bed, for example, we can feel grumpy and not ourselves all day. We could feel like nothing is going our way and that we have a string of bad luck. Starting your day positively can be the key to success, and often doing it just means changing your habits, trying new things and making a routine that you can stick to. So what can you consider doing to start your day in the right way? Here are some of the things to think about.    Image source – Pixabay – CCO License  Get a good night’s sleep One of the…
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Cooped Up At Home? Put Your Brain To Good Use

Image Credit: Pexels, Free to Use Licence  COVID-19 has well and truly put a spanner in the works of our day to day activities. Whereas last month we could whittle away the hours with our daily commute, social gatherings, and other communal activities, now we’re staying at home, which many of us have found to be quite a difficult transition to make. You see for some of us, staying at home prevents us from escaping boredom, inevitably leaving us alone with the thoughts that we try so hard to suppress. So what can you do to prevent the existential dread from slipping in during these isolated few weeks – the answer is to put your mind to good use.  Putting your brain to good use…
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Rush Limbaugh’s stupid Covid-19 comments are going to get people killed

It’s one thing to be a rabble-rousing contrarian. It’s quite another to engage in dangerous rhetoric that will get people killed. And Rush Limbaugh’s recent rhetoric on the Cvid-19 outbreak absolutely will get people sick, and possible dead. This morning, Salon reported: On Friday, the 69-year-old Rush Limbaugh argued that health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) cannot be trusted because they are part of “the Deep State” and have an anti-Trump agenda. In audio that Media Matters has posted on its website, embedded above, Limbaugh can be heard on Friday telling listeners, “We’ve talked about the Deep State all these years since Trump was elected — the Trump-Russia collusion, the FBI — well,…
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