Susan Delson of the Wall Street Journal profiles the Japanese sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan, featuring accordion music that "glides from klezmer to Balkan beat to zydeco, from French chanson to blues and boogie."
The music of Charan-Po-Rantan is rooted in the accordion, not a common instrument in Japan. But it was the one that Koharu set her sights on when, at age 7, she attended a performance of Cirque du Soleil.
“I told my mom, I want that thing that stretches in and out,” Koharu recalled.
Remember when ambient music was Enya and the X-Files theme song, and you could get your favorite mood music from a 1-800 number, instead of streaming it straight to your phone? Remember when my mom actually listened to this on a semi-regular basis, but always skipped the X-Files song, even though it was the only one I […]
Sonos has warned customers who bought speakers five or more years ago that it will no longer provide software updates to their property, and that they will cease to operate in systems that include newer equipment, and will have to be separated on its own subnet.
On Good Morning America today, Ozzy Osbourne described 2019 as the “worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life” and revealed that he is suffering from a type of Parkinson’s disease. From Gil Kaufman’s report in Billboard: “It wasn’t really a problem for a long while,” Osbourne says of why he waited so long […]
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The Nintendo Switch is an undeniably awesome gadget, pairing old-school gaming styles with modern-day graphics and functionality for a new generation of gamers. The only complaint people seem to have is that its controllers are somewhat lacking, which is why more and more Switch-enthusiasts are picking up this Gbros. Wireless Adapter that lets you play […]
More and more people are flocking to a wide variety of careers in IT, thanks mostly to the high pay, plentiful advancement opportunities, and an exciting atmosphere that offers new challenges every day. The only problem is that this high demand means competition can be fierce if you’re entering the job market for the first […]