Daily Archives: March 27, 2012

HP Pavilion dv6 Entertainment Intel Core i5-2430M, 750GB, 15.6″ –

Meet the performance-packed entertainment center you can slip in a backpack or briefcase. HP technology is inspired by the way you think, feel, act and interact. Enjoy a brilliant HD display and whopping hard drives to store all your media. Chat in HD with the HP TrueVision HD Webcam. When there s less light, your webcam automatically boosts sensitivity so you can look your best even with lights turned low. Send your pictures or videos to friends or even upload to Facebook. Bonus: Built-in dual array microphones help quell background noise for clearer, crisper vocals so you can communicate clearly. Additionally, this laptop comes equipped with quad speakers from Beats Audio. The rear pair of speakers even tilt forward so sound is kicked directly at you. For security, enjoy the HP SimplePass fingerprint reader. The computer remembers your fingerprint, and when you swipe it, you will be connected to your account. HP s CoolSense Technology makes it cool to lounge around with your notebook. By rethinking the materials, venting, and the placement of components, HP has pioneered new designs that feel noticeably cooler.

24 Hours By Jones,tom (cd)

*Artist: JONES,TOM *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 24-NOV-2008

This Place I Know By Block,stephanie J. (cd)

*Artist: BLOCK,STEPHANIE J. *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 2-JUN-2009

Voco Pro VHF-3005 Dual Channel VHF Wireless Microphone System bundled

For those who have been looking for a wireless microphone system that?s both reliable and super affordable, VocoPro is proud to introduce the VHF-3005. Superior sounding vocals, a clear signal and wireless freedom are what make the VHF-3005 an easy choice for singers and entertainers alike.

Breathing Life Into Your Characters

Writers often ask themselves the following questions: What if my novel stops dead in its tracks because my characters seem stereotypical, unrealistic or mysterious? How can I create characters so real that readers believe in them? How can I make my story more credible and interesting?Psychotherapist Dr. Rachel Ballon provides the answers! She teaches writers how to use the principles of psychology to understand their characters better than they ever thought possible. Through a mix of instruction, examples from film and fiction, and writing and visualization exercises, readers learn how to tap into their own stories and emotions to create realistic, complex characters. Chapters focus on various aspects of characterization, such as:creating back stories and case historiesexploring motivations-both the character’s and the writer’sunderstanding what makes a character tickcreating villains by exploring one’s “shadow self”showing a character’s emotional growth and transformationand much more!Employing these methods, readers will begin to create more interesting, unique and realistic characters-story people that make their fiction more credible and interesting.

Sound of Africa!

Boosting the bass guitar, blending the vocals, overdubbing percussion while fretting over shoot-outs in the street. Grumbling about a producer, teasing a white engineer, challenging an artist to feel his African beat. Sound of Africa! is a riveting account of the production of a mbaqanga album in a state-of-the-art recording studio in Johannesburg. Made popular internationally by Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, mbaqanga’s distinctive style features a bass solo voice and soaring harmonies of a female frontline over electric guitar, bass, keyboard, and drumset. Louise Meintjes chronicles the recording and mixing of an album by Izintombi Zesimanje, historically the rival group of the Mahotella Queens. Set in the early 1990s during South Africa’s tumultuous transition from apartheid to democratic rule, Sound of Africa! offers a rare portrait of the music recording process. It tracks the nuanced interplay among South African state controls, the music industry’s transnational drive, and the mbaqanga artists’ struggles for political, professional, and personal voice. Focusing on the ways artists, producers, and sound engineers collaborate in the studio control room, Meintjes reveals not only how particular mbaqanga sounds are shaped technically, but also how egos and artistic sensibilities and race and ethnicity influence the mix. She analyzes how the turbulent identity politics surrounding Zulu ethnic nationalism impacted mbaqanga artists’ decisions in and out of the studio. Conversely, she explores how the global consumption of Afropop and African images fed back into mbaqanga during the recording process. Meintjes is especially attentive to the ways the emotive qualities of timbre (sound quality or tone color) forge complex connections between aesthetic practices and political ideology. Vivid photos by the internationally renowned photographer TJ Lemon further dramatize Meintjes’ ethnography.