• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Old Loud Instruments

    March 21st, 2012
    music, contra, outdoor_contra  [html]
    Accordions, Banjos, Bagpipes, and Tubas: why do we mock them? Because they trade subtlety, tone, and control for volume. This used to be a good trade: before amplification you wanted the instruments as loud as possible. While other instruments better fit the trade-offs of today, there are still times when you want to go for volume: Outdoor Contra in Davis Square this evening!

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Collections: Iron, How Did They Make It? Part I, Mining

    This week we are starting a four-part look at pre-modern iron and steel production. As with our series on farming, we are going to follow the train of iron production from the mine to a finished object, be that a tool, a piece of armor, a simple nail, a w…

    via A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry September 18, 2020

    Learning Game

    I came up with this game. In the game one person thinks of something and then gives the other person a clue. And the other person writes a guess down on a blackboard or a piece of paper. Or really anything you have that's laying around that's av…

    via Lily Wise's Blog Posts September 17, 2020

    Hong Kong Construction Costs

    I think we have found the #2 city in urban rail construction costs, behind only New York. This is Hong Kong, setting a world record for the most expensive urban el and encroaching on Singapore for most expensive non-New York subway. As we look for more da…

    via Pedestrian Observations September 16, 2020

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact