Miles Davis’ music, his improvisations, his tone, his attacks on notes are all unique to Miles Davis. When you hear one note, you immediately know it is Miles. He’s gifted, some say a genius, some consider him a god, but what we often forget to remember is he worked extremely hard to achieve success on and to tame this beast of an instrument called the trumpet. Believe it or not, Miles Davis practiced. Just look at his eyes in this featured image of this post. Those are eyes of a man seriously focused and working extremely hard to be great. Those aren’t eyes of someone to whom playing the trumpet comes as a gift from the heavens. Good lord, we all know how demanding this instrument is! To be great, you must practice! And Miles did. [read more and watch video]
For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money.
Isn’t this pure extortion? Why isn’t the U.S. government doing something about this? Oh, they are lawyers. Not saying all lawyers are bad, but there surely are enough of them to ruin things for a lot of people.
This kind of shakedown isn’t new. A few years ago and wheelchair bound man and a lawyer where shaking down businesses in L.A. It’s disgusting. It’s thievery.
If you’re experiencing a dramatic slowdown on your Mac or PC, you may be able to track down the culprit by using a process monitor. This will show you all of the programs and processes currently running on the computer, and how much of your system resources those processes are taking up. If you close out of all programs and still see a process taking up nearly 100% of the system resources, you’ll know what’s causing the issue. Then you can Google the name of that process and find out how to get it under control.
There are process monitors available on both Mac and PC. On the Mac, Apple actually includes an application that does this in the operating system. It’s hidden away in the Utilities folder, and is called “Activity Monitor.” This will break down all of the processes running on the Mac by how much of the processor, memory, energy, hard disk space, or network those processes are using. Just click on the tab at the top to view each category. To diagnose a problem, you’ll mostly want to focus on “CPU” and “Memory.”
Microsoft also has a program that will monitor your Windows PC, called “sysinternals.” You can download it for free at technet.microsoft.com. This is a suite of utilities that contains many tools for troubleshooting issues. If you don’t want the full suite, you can also get just the Process Monitor here.
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Music does not have wings but if it comes from the heart it can fly. – Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar
‘Call of the Maestro‘ is a journey undertaken to uncover how a 3000 year old tradition of Indian classical Music is surviving a modern world. Passed down from generation to generation there is a threat now that young people are less interested in dedicating their lives to learning the skills of an art form that is a highly complex mix of structure, improvisation and spiritual faith. The current great Maestros of India are now in their 80′s and 90s and unless they can inspire the next generation their music is at risk of dying with them. The film follows a student of music and a promoter of Indian Classical music as they travel around India finding the Maestros who have dedicated their careers to keeping the music alive. There are music schools set up for orphans and blind children, women are taking opportunities to perform in a way that was unheard of historically, technology is being used to help save time so that young people can balance jobs and their musical education , musicians are brought into schools and colleges and Maestros perform in both urban and rural places where the whole community is welcomed. The filmmakers were privileged to enter the homes of the last of the great Maestros to hear them perform in intimate surroundings and be witness to them passing on their knowledge, talent and experience to their disciples in rarely seen scenes that echo back through ancient times. It is on the shoulders of the young that its future lies.
Directed by Lou Hamilton. A Create Lab Production with Blue Elephant Films.
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No doubt talented – but for my opinion, pop music is in the toilet. Can’t even turn on the radio anymore. Martin found the formula. Not his fault the masses have lost their taste for a delicious meal – settling for a Big Mac instead.
The Producer of the Year award didn’t get any air time during the Grammys’ televised broadcast, but it was arguably the most important of the night. On Sunday, it was the award that said the most about the state of pop. It revealed that one man is behind our music’s dominant sound: Swedish pop savant Max Martin.
Martin has been one of the most secretive but influential contributors to pop music in the past two decades. One glance down the long list of hits he produced and co-wrote last year shows just how important he was in crafting 2014’s pop — and why his genius is leading our popular music towards a homogenized sound. Here are a few of his year-defining hits:
“Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
“Break Free” by Ariana Grande featuring Zedd
“Dark Horse” by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Problem” by Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Shake It Off ” by Taylor Swift
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
And these were just the ones that made that top 10. Martin produced and co-wrote seven of the 13 tracks on Taylor Swift’s 1989, 10 of the 13 tracks on Katy Perry’s Prism and all of the biggest hits off Ariana Grande’s My Everything (including “Problem” and “Love Me Harder”). He co-wrote Jennifer Lopez’s comeback earworm “First Love,” Shakira’s World Cup anthem “Dare (La La La)” and Pitbull’s “Wild Wild Love,” the lead single off his Globalization album. [read]
If you ask anyone why kids do better in school in Finland than other countries, you will probably hear one answer more often anything else: They have great teachers. It is true that Finnish teachers are well prepared, widely respected and commonly trusted professionals. But are education systems successful just because of great teachers? Many would emphatically say “yes.” I would say, however, “not so fast!”
Many of us are delighted that teachers are now recognized as key players in efforts to improve the quality of education systems. The International Summit on Teaching Profession, an annually organized gathering of education ministers and union leaders around the world, is just one of the new forums where teachers are at the center of attention. We now know more and understand better teachers’ lives and their work as a result of increased academic research and global surveys done by international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Education International (EI). However, the extent that teachers can make a difference in student learning in school remains a question with different answers. [read]