Okay, so ChatRoulette is all the rage right now (although, admittedly, I have yet to give it a try,) and we think we found someone that you’ll want to be on the lookout for when you are randomly talking to um, random, individuals. If you come across Merton, the improvising piano player, give him a moment. Hit up the video above to see why. He definitely had us laughing with some of his classic lines.
Yamaha has created a digital piano that sounds like an acoustic one with the same key, level and hammer mechanisms. They say that their Avant Grand, with 4 embedded speakers, even feels like a real piano. At about 4 1/2 feet, half the size of an ordinary Grand, it has upgradeable software and the company’s TRS (Tactile Response System) that reproduces reverb to make it sound and feel more like the real thing. The Avant Grand will set you back about $20,000, about one hundred grand cheaper that Yamaha’s CFIIIS concert grand. Look for the debut in July.
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Who knows where artistry leaves off and technical skill begins when it comes to designing gadgets? In the case of Fabrizio Cavalca, the two are intertwined. Visual design meshes with auditory sounds to create such items as this watch with Swiss automatic movement from Steinway & Sons. Using the “Golden Ratio,” the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is 1.62:1, which is supposed to be “naturally pleasing to the eye.” We just know that we dig the design no matter what muse struck him. The Limited Edition watches are available beginning at $1,000.00.
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A part of Elvis is up for bid on the eBay block through August 18. Part of the original furnishings at Graceland between 1957 and 1969, the Knabe & Co. Baby Grand was built to personal specifications in white with gold trim and comes with a bench that includes a covered cushion. Don’t even think about making a bid unless you can come up with the $250,000 minimum. We realize that the upkeep at Graceland is probably expensive, so think of it as a large donation to helping out the King, just in case there is another sighting. Late one night you might hear some ghostly strains of “Love Me Tender.”
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