Michael Pollack Is In A Music ‘state Of Mind’

Aspiring video rock stars can get their hands on the Music Video Recorder this December. For now, get a closer look in the embedded galleries. Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder Follow all of our IFA 2013 coverage by heading to our event hub ! From stage to web, the video camera lets artists shoot and share every performance with superb Full HD image quality and dynamic studio-quality sound. “Marrying Sony’s industry-leading audio and digital imaging technology, HDR-MV1 is the perfect video capture solution when audio is key,” said Hidenori Toyoda, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics. “With the web being a major hub for established and budding music talent, the camcorder’s ability to easily upload high quality content sets it apart from other devices.” UNPARALLELED AUDIO Ideal for band rehearsals, practice sessions and live gigs, Sony’s new camcorder records CD-quality audio in uncompressed Linear PCM or internet-ready AAC. The slim, portable MV1 music video recorder captures every detail of musical performances – from soloists and groups, to orchestras and bands – in rich audio with its 120-degree X-Y stereo microphone that can be tuned for clear, undistorted recordings. Adding versatility, external microphones or instruments can be directly connected to the device and there’s also a convenient speaker on-board so users can check their recordings instantly. FIRST CLASS VIDEO To complement its superior audio capabilities, the Music Video Recorder offers Full 1920×1080/30p HD video. Its back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor allows for a sharp picture even in dimly-lit clubs or recording studios. And the wide-angle 120-degree Carl Zeiss lens takes in the whole scene so no one in the band gets left out of the action, perfect for cramped rehearsal spaces as well as expansive stages.

Moby’s ‘Perfect Life’ Music Video Features Downtown LA In All Its Glory

20 and 21. Also See more stories X Photo:A Las Vegas landmark of sleek glass and shining steel, Aria Resort & Casino is a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning wonderland of spectacular public spaces, world-class amenities and endless temptations. Photo:Wander about the many rooms at Pure Nightclub — each with its own deejay — and you might happen upon a surprise performance from an A-lister. Photo:Burgers are king at Michael Mina Pub 1842, including the Heritage turkey burger with guacamole, jack cheese and harissa. Photo:By night at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, savor the cuisine at Marssa restaurant, or cozy up with drinks to a romantic outdoor fireplace. Photo:Jubilee Tower guest rooms at Balley’s Las Vegas come dressed in neutral tones with pops of red and feature flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and updated bathrooms. Photo:The one party you won’t want to miss, the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball takes place at the Hard Rock’s premier nightclub, Vinyl. Photo:The FleurBurger 5000 is Kobe beef stuffed with black truffles and foie gras, garnished with truffle sauce and served on a brioche truffle bun for $5,000. Photo:Michael Jackson ONE is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience Photo:Wet and wild at Encore Beach Club Photo:The Westin Lake Las Vegas Photo:Park on Fremont Photo:The imposing edifice of the Mob Museum Photo:Gold, black and breathtaking: The Bank at Bellagio Photo:Eyecandy Sound Lounge at Mandalay Bay Photo:The incomparable Hakkasan Photo:Gordon Ramsay’s take on fish and chips at GR Pub & Grill Photo:Andrea’s 5-spice garlic lobster Photo:The epic Fatty Melt from Citizens Kitchen & Bar Photo:Summer sizzles at the Stratosphere Photo:For $250,000, you too can control the Fountains of Bellagio Photo:ARIA Resort & Casino Photo:Dining 180 feet above the Strip with Dinner in the Sky Photo:You will get wet: Wet ‘n’ Wild water park returns to Vegas Photo:Sky Combat Ace lets you take the controls for a bit of pretend dogfighting Photo:Topshop will open a 20,000-square-foot retail space inside Fashion Show Mall September 5, 2013, 11:16 a.m. iHeartRadio Music Festival , the biggest live concert event in radio history, returns for a third year to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 20 and 21. The events lineup of superstars which this year includes Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, J. Cole, Elton John and a rare performance from Queen with Adam Lambert is even bigger for 2013 with the addition of the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village featuring daytime performances by Miley Cyrus and The Wanted on an adjacent 15-acre site along the Las Vegas Strip.

‘Making Music May Improve Young Children’s Behavior’

5, 2013 Making music can improve both pro-social behaviour (voluntary behaviour intended to benefit another) and the problem solving skills of young children according to a new study. The study, carried out by undergraduate student, Rie Davies, and academics Dr Maddie Ohl and Dr Anne Manyande from the School of Psychology at the University of West London, explored the pro-sociability, co-operation and problem-solving abilities of 24 girls and 24 boys aged four. The children in the study were randomly assigned to either a ‘Music’ Group (Group 1) or a ‘No Music’ Group (Group 2). Children in Group 1 (Music) sang and played the percussion bullfrog and children in Group 2 (No Music) listened to a story. These sequences were then followed by two games a ‘Co-operation’ game and a ‘Helping’ game. The children’s problem solving ability was tested by observing their reactions during the ‘Helping’ game. Music improved helpfulness for both girls and boys with children in the ‘Music’ group over thirty times more likely to help than those in the ‘No Music’ group. Girls were over twenty times more likely to help than boys. Making music was also shown to improve co-operation among all the children in the ‘Music Group’ who were six times more likely to co-operate than those in the ‘No Music’ Group. Once again girls were even more likely to co-operate after music making than boys. Boys in the ‘Music’ Group were also four times more likely to problem solve.

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He has also played along singer-songwriter Ernie Haltwalter and lead guitarist of Spyro Gyra Julio Fernandez. His main influences are Coldplay, Gavin DeGraw, Rob Thomas, and (of course) Billy Joel. Pollack recently opened for Carly Rose Sonenclar, (runner-up on the second season of The X Factor) at her recent NYC performance at the Best Buy Theater. He has written a lot of new music and recently released his first single called “Chances Are” off self-titled EP. According to Pollack the song is about making the most of an opportunity that only comes once. “Not letting you hold you back” Pollack states. (Amazon.com) If somewhere were to listen to Michael Pollack’s “Chances Are” not knowing anything about the musician, they might be surprised that he is so young. His sound is older and does emulate many of his influences. This is not a bad thing whatsoever. If anything, it might extend his potential musical career. The song is very uplifting and deals with taking chances. It showcases his excellent piano skills and vocal ability.

Pop Music Mecca

The video ends bathed in sunlight, with Moby handing out hugs for everyone. The sunny ending is quite a contrast to how Moby described the filming process for other parts of the music video (via Los Angeles magazine ): We shot in a really filthy alley with rats and poop and then this leather clad gimp jumps out from behind a dumpster. If I woke up with the plague, I wouldnt be surprised. The musician/dj/architecture aficionado reached out to Coyne, a longtime friend, to record the song “The Perfect Life” and then put out a casting call on Facebook asking for an “S&M gimp rhythmic gymnast,” “2 obese bearded bikers in red speedos” and “a drunk king: guy with beard age 35-50,” reports Rolling Stone magazine . As the music video above shows, Angelenos managed to deliver on most of Moby’s weird requests. Check out Los Angeles magazine for more of Moby’s explanation of the music video plot. Below, enjoy a short teaser of the video Moby released shortly after filming wrapped. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Led Zeppelin, ‘Ramble On’ I remember riding in the car with my mom when I was 7 or 8 years old and this song came on the radio and the DJ said, Is there anything better than Led Zeppelin on a perfect summer day? To which Id answer, No, there really isnt anything better than Led Zeppelin on a perfect summer day. Public Enemy, ‘Fight the Power’ I moved back to NYC (I was born there, but grew up in Connecticut) in 1988, and the summer I moved back this song was heard everywhere. Every bar, every car, every night club, every boombox. Maybe because of that, and on some Pavlovian level, I always think of this song as a quintessential summer song. Massive Attack, ‘Protection’ In 1995 I had an idyllic summer in Berlin, and this song was the recurring soundtrack. I remember lying in bed with my then-girlfriend, and the apartment we were staying in had big, open windows, and it was amazingly warm for Berlin, and this song has never sounded more perfect.