Yes you read that right – the actor that was House MD also (Blackadder & Jeeves and Wooster) – is a wonderful musician. I bought his albums from Amazon MP3 Store – The First album I bought was his “Didn’t It Rain” – Then I also bought his fist Album – “Let them Talk” – Or here is a list of all of his albums.
I am just awe inspired listening to his music. I just love the NOLO Blues- This is a Classy Jazzy Blues – I love both albums, but If I had to pick I would pick the second Album – “Didn’t It Rain” as my favorite. You can really see that Hugh Laurie really loves this music, and it really shows. His piano playing and a great blend of sultry voices makes this a great album to listen to. This album besides featuring Hugh Laurie – it is augmented with great performances from Gaby Moreno, Jean McClain and Taj Mahal. It is hard to pick one song from both albums that I really didn’t enjoy, but I would have to say from “Let them Talk” I really enjoyed St James Infirmary.
I could not pass up sharing this simple smartphone ( Blackberry, iPhone, Droid etc) Speakerphone Enhancer. I wish I would have thought of this – This really is a quick and dirty (only if you leave the glass dirty) Solution that really works. I can’t believe how well this works. I tried it today and the sound is increased – Now this is not hi-fi – But it works in a pinch when you need a little extra boost. Make sure to put the speaker side down – The bottom of the iPhone down. This causes an echo chamber and increases the volume of the sound. Just a little quick and easy solution. Great from when you are away from your regular speakers or dock.
But if you want a little (Well a lot better speaker system for your iphone – I would suggest checking out this page at amazon: Iphone Speaker Docks.
Info From UnPlugged.
Reading some of the latest blogs this weekend – I was catching up on VideoTVFilm.com and he Shared the video of Susan Bolye Singing on Britian’s Got Talent and I just had to share this video here on Merlin’s Tower as well – All I can say is WOW! – She is an amazing singer and really has some talent.
This relates back to a previous Post about Hacking your Brain – and One of the things that is mentioned there is to Follow your Passion and Susan did just that and it paid off for her. Take a look at it and use Susan as a inspiration to you to follow what you are passionate about. She has been singing for years and following her passion – Now use this to find what your passionate about and do something about it today.
Check out this video of her singing -I Dreamed a Dream (Almost 30Million Views on You Tube)http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8ymn0
and here is another one of her singing – Cry Me a River
Susan Wants to be as famous as Elaine Page – Here is her page on the internet – I would never had heard of her except because of Susan.
and here is a video of Elaine Page Singing the Same Song as Susan
And Here is one of Susan Boyle’s Fan Sites
Check it out – There are many other links to her videos and interviews that she has done over the past week.
Again Congrats Susan – Way to go!
I really love my music – I carry it pretty much everywhere I go – I have a Archos 605 Media Player (It is one of the best around) Besides having an iPhone as well.
Recently I added the SRS Audio Sandbox on to my PC to add depth to all the sound and music I play on the computer – I will be writing a more detailed review in the future about this. But in the mean time – If you don’t have it and want your music to really pop – I fully recommend purchasing it for your PC.
This gets me to todays information – Virtual Sounds or Auditory Illusions – I recently came across this Page @ One Mans Blog – about getting a Virtual Haircut – This is amazing recording – They are recorded using what is called Holophonics - I recommend using headphones or the SRS Labs Audio Sandbox – Or even better the SRS Labs Audio Sandbox with Headphones with its headphone 360 mode - All I can say is WOW – These are really cool and fun to listen to.
This got me to thinking about some recording my dad used to have and play on the record player – They are the Phase 4 Stereo Recordings from London. I found out you can purchase some of them at Amazonand I am currently listening to Mantovani by Mantovoni as I write this entry. Amazon list quite a few – and many are only available on LP – To listen and record these you will need a Record player – I recommend using the either of the following two units from Amazon – ( Audio Technica AT-LP2DUSB LP-to-Digital Recording System with USB ) or ( Ion TTUSB Turntable with USB Record ) I use the Audio Technica one – I don’t own it but I get to borrow it from my brother. Plus don’t forget to check out your local library for some of these records – some are able to be loaned out for your listening pleasure.