Archive | June, 2009

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Oldest known musical instrument found

Posted on 24 June 2009 by diode

And, what do you know … it’s a flute! Made from the bone of a vulture over 35,000 years ago. The flute was found in southern Germany and suggests, as the BBC article points out, that the early modern humans who were settling in Europe were a creative community. The article goes on to say that “the concept of music and other creative expression runs deep in human culture, ” and also that “cultural expression might have helped human species become more sociable and co-operative, whereas neanderthals were culturally more conservative.”

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Pedal Internals thread

Posted on 19 June 2009 by diode

This is always great fun to look at: “pedal guts pics thread”

Beware, you can easily spend hours on this thread!
The pics with big ugly globs of goo are no fun ;)

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Posted on 10 June 2009 by diode

Hi All. Sorry no posts as of late. My wife and I have been vacationing in Hawaii … new content next week !

As an aside, after hearing the native Hawiian Ipu Heke drum, I thought that it could make a pretty great hip hop kick or even a kick/snare combo depending on how it’s played.

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