Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped
down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock,
but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler,
the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections,
occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock. The band's music was offset by Knopfler's
lyrics, which approximated the winding, stream-of-conscious narratives of Bob Dylan. As their career progressed,
Dire Straits became more refined and their new maturity happened to coincide with the rise of MTV and the
compact disc. These two musical revolutions from the mid-'80s helped make Dire Straits' sixth album, Brothers in
Arms, an international blockbuster. The band -- along with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, and Steve Winwood -- become
one of the leaders of a group of self-consciously mature veteran rock & rollers in the late '80s that designed their
music to appeal to aging baby boomers. Despite the band's international success, they couldn't sustain their
stardom, waiting a full six years to deliver a follow-up to Brothers in Arms, by which time their audience had
Well, I met him in Minnesota He was dark and overcast With long, grey hair and eyes that stared Through me like I was glass I asked 'Where are you going to?' He said, "I´m the wind I´m just blowing through." He lit up a cigarette and began to talk "See the doctors told me that my body won´t hold me My lungs are turning black Been a lucky strike´s fool since I was at school And there ain´t no turning back They can´t tell me how long I´ve got Maybe months but maybe not I´m taking this bike and riding to New York ...
Known for an aggressively rhythmic style as rooted in James Brown funk as in more traditional blues, Aerosmith were the top American hard-rock band of the mid-Seventies; if you set foot in a high school parking lot back then, the verbose back-alley numbers on Toys of 1975 In The Attic and Rocks of 1976 were inescapable. But the growing of the members drug problems and internal dissension contributed to a commercial decline that accelerated through the late Seventies and early Eighties.
Montero ejecutó su primera interpretación en público a los tres años de edad. A los ocho años, realizó su primer concierto debut con la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, dirigida por José Antonio Abreu. Además de su extensa reputación como recuperadora del arte de la improvisación que se perdió en la música artística a lo largo del siglo XIX es considerada una gran pianista dentro del repertorio clásico, romántico y de principios del siglo XX. También colabora frecuentemente con la pianista argentina Martha Argerich y el celista francés, Gautier Capuçon. Su agenda de conciertos la lleva a las mejores salas y se presenta como solista con las grandes orquestas del mundo. Sus discos con el sello EMI han ganado galardones como el Echo Preis en Alemania y fue nominada a un Grammy por su disco Baroque. El 20 de enero de 2009 participó en la inauguración presidencial de Barack Obama, interpretando junto al violinista Itzhak Perlman, el violonchelista Yo-Yo Ma y el clarinetista Anthony McGill la obra Air and Simple Gifts, una composición del músico ohn Williams.2
Electrick combines conductive coatings or additives with electrodes and algorithms developed at Carnegie Mellon University. It can create a touchpad on just about any surface—walls, steering wheels, toys—to control lights and other devices. Innovator Chris Harrison Age: 33 Director of CMU’s Future Interfaces Group; professor of human-computer interaction 1. Setup Electrick’s spray primes a surface to better conduct electricity, and low-voltage electrodes placed around the perimeter of the area can register changes in the current caused by touching the surface in a particular spot. 2. Use Users can control devices by touching the sprayed area. For example, the body of a guitar can become the equivalent of several effects pedals.
King Crimson originally grew out of the remnants of an unsuccessful trio called Giles, Giles & Fripp. Michael Giles (drums, vocals), Peter Giles (bass, vocals), and Robert Fripp (guitar) had begun working together in late 1967 after playing in a variety of bands.