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Nowadays, we have smartphones with music applications and software that allow us to listen to music anytime, anywhere. We also have several music devices specialized for music such MP3 player, Ipod…With those technologies, everything seems so easy and convenient. However, have you ever wonder how our seniors listen to their music before any things like phones and music players are born? You will be wow when you get to know those cool old music devices.

Victrola

Victrola is a phonograph which is invented in 1877 with ability of mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. The machine is produced by Victor Talking Machine Company with the ideal of phonograph that looks like a piece of furniture rather than a sound machine. After the Victrola was introduced in August, 1906, it was immediately become a hit which encouraged the company to release many sizes and designs of cabinets with the price range vary from small tabletop models with $15 up to $600 for Chippendale and Queen Anne-style cabinets of fine wood with gold trim.

The original Victrola design had many faults in which the most problematic is deep cabinet. The music devices required to reach down into the cabinets to change the record by lifting the needle. However, the problem was soon recognized and fixed by manufacturer. The new model used a domed which contained turntable and tone arm sitting nearly the top of the cabinet. New design model was only produced only few thousands which made them valuable to collector nowadays. In present, victrolas is famous decoration furniture which can bring luxury and ancient feel to the house.

 Table Radio Player

Table radio player is a small, self-contained radio receiver that were widely used during 1900s. Back then, radio was the common music device in house and music was played from radio programs during the day. Most of table radio player is limited by functions even some had compact discs or audio cassette players and clock audio functions. Later model may have CD functionality which allows the devices to play CD in the table radio. The device can be run on battery power and portable for its small size.

Nowadays, due to the growth and innovation in technology, table radio player is not widely used as before and preferred as a furniture rather than music devices. There are not many CD or cassettes for people to play on table radio. The limited function is also one of reasons why people switch to modern radio with dials and multi-function built in. However, for some, dials are so much cooler than buttons and the device can bring back all the good memory in the past when everyone gathered around to listen to their favorite radio programs.

8 Track Tape Player

Before CD was invented and the technology innovation for Internet with mp3 file, tape was the most famous music container over the world. 8-track tape, also known as Stereo 8 or eight-track cartridge, is a magnetic tape sound-recording technology that was popular in mid-1960 to late 1970s. The device was created by a consortium led by Bill Lear in 1964. The invention was belonged to Lear Jet Corporation. The 8-track device was innovation from 4-track cartridge.

The device reached its peak of popularity during the booming automobile industry. The 8 track tape player was preferred by its convenience and portability. However, with cassette taking over the industry with many innovation in functions and designs, eight-track cartridge became less common in homes and vehicles in the late 1970s.

Boom Box

The boom box is still cool music device up to now. The bigger the boom box is, the cooler the owner seems. Carrying a giant good-looking boom box on the shoulder is one of sign of coolness in the 80s. The boom box is a common transistorized cassette tape recorder/player and AM/FM radio. With the birth of discs, some models have CD player instead of cassette player in the old model. The boom box is loved because it has an amplifier with one or two loud speakers and a carrying handle to carry the boom box around.

Designed for portability, boom boxes can be run on batteries as well as by line current. The size of boom box dependeds on how loud and heavy bass the device can provide. The biggest can reach the size of a suitcase. With its function, boom box has closely related with urban society and has become one of icons in American hip hop culture. Until now, you can see boom box in the hip hop or B-boy/break dance video.

With the booming of MP3 players and smartphone where people can listen to any songs they want on Internet, the popularity of boom box is rapidly declined. In order to adapt with the growth of technology, some models have included connections for MP3 and digital formats using USB connector or Bluetooth.

Walkman

It is a big mistake if Walkman is not on the list. This famous portable audio cassette/tape players in the late 1970s. The product is one of pioneers in changing music listening habit by allowing people to carry recorded music and listen to their favorite songs anytime anywhere they feel like through lightweight headphones. The music device is famous and loved over the world for the new experience.

In present, the music device is developed into many models in order to fit in the growth of digital platform. However, with many people, Walkman using cassette is represented for their youth.

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At the BET Awards, Jack Harlow invites Brandy to rap over “First Class.”

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Brandy made an appearance on Jack Harlow’s song “First Class” during his performance at the BET Awards 2022.

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At the ceremony on June 26, the Louisville rapper took the stage and opened with the song “Poison” from the album “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” DJ Drama was in charge of the DJ booth. Before ‘First Class,’ the second and concluding song of the set by Harlow, could begin, Lil Wayne also made an appearance to give his verse.

 

Harlow then stunned the audience by bringing out Brandy to give the hilarious freestyle diss that she penned and delivered over “First Class” last month. Brandy did the freestyle diss over the majority of the song alone with the assistance of vivacious backup dancers.

 

Brandy’s freestyle was inspired by Harlow’s inability to correctly identify Brandy’s 1998 song “Angel In Disguise” during a May radio interview on Hot 97, where he also admitted he was unaware that Ray J and Brandy were brothers.

 

In response to a popular video of Harlow’s appearance on Hot 97, Brandy tweeted that she would “murk this dude in rap at 43 on his own rhythms then sing [his] ass to sleep.” She rapped in the freestyle, which was uploaded to Hot 97’s SoundCloud, “Living legend, did I mention my resumé is great / The game need a breath of fresh air and I’m breathtaking.”

 

After the performance, Brandy thanked Harlow for making her appearance on stage, which she described as a “dream come true.” She posted a photo of herself, Lil Wayne, and Harlow to Instagram with the message, “Jack, thank you for such a great chance. adoration for life

 

The BET Awards also featured performances by Lizzo of her most recent single, “About Damn Time,” and a surprise appearance by Kanye West to present Diddy with a Lifetime Achievement Award. While presenting the prize for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Janelle Monáe also addressed the recent Roe v. Wade decision, stating, “Fuck you, Supreme Court.”

 

Following the release of “Nail Tech” in February, Harlow released “First Class” in April as the follow-up single from his second studio album, “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” In May, the sequel to 2020’s “That’s What They All Say” would be made available.

 

While the album displays Harlow’s preference for “straight bars, a feat [he] proves [he] is great at], the record doesn’t feature a bunch of seminal tracks, instead packing filler between his knockout singles like “First Class,” NME’s Kyann-Sian Williams wrote in a three-star review. There are a few gems to be found here and there, but the durability of this collection is in doubt.

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Maynard James Keenan of Tool posts an emotional message about his wife’s battle with breast cancer.

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Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, revealed his wife’s battle with breast cancer in a moving post.

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On her birthday, August 12, the frontman used Instagram to share an explanation of her experiences.

 

In the Instagram post, Jennifer Lei Li Keenan disclosed that she first discovered a lump in November 2020 and received a diagnosis on Christmas Eve of that same year.

 

She didn’t give up in a heap of misery. She didn’t fly into a rage about being entitled. When his wife first learned of her diagnosis, he said, “She didn’t act out in any self destructive manner.

 

Instead, she listened to her doctors, asked the right questions, made a plan, and followed it. She also asked for assistance when she couldn’t complete a task on her own.

Before the chemotherapy could take her hair, she had it all cut off and had a matching wig made by our friend Brooke, he continued. After that, she started working. Nobody knew any better.

 

“She’s successfully navigated both the chemo and the surgery, and now begins the radiation,” Keenan continued as he praised his wife. Without complaining or whining, of course. She is my rock. She is my muse. She is my ALL. Be like Jen. Happy Birthday, My Love. Cheers to this one and many more.”

 

It comes during a tough year for the frontman who has twice contracted coronavirus.

 

The frontman disclosed back in October that he was still suffering from lung damage after he tested positive for coronavirus in February 2020 while touring with Tool in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Keenan later revealed that he battled COVID-19 for a second time late last year after contracting the disease in mid-November “and ending up in the ER on December 1”.

 

“Ugly, ugly. Couldn’t breathe,” Keenan continued about his debilitating second experience of coronavirus. “I could barely put two words together without going into a coughing fit, you know? It ended up kind of also progressing into pneumonia.

 

“So, if I stayed in the hospital, they said: ‘Okay, we can keep you here, but you’re fighting 12 other people for a bed and a ventilator we don’t have, so what do you want to do?’ I’m like: ‘Well, I need to breathe and I need to sleep.’”

 

Keenan added: “So, you’re just treating symptoms at that point. There’s nothing you can do other than treat the symptom, so for a real cough medicine – not the crap over-the-counter [medicine] – and then like an inhaler and some antibiotics to fight the pneumonia, and strap the fuck in.”

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Sixth episode of “House of the Dragon” synopsis fully developed and energised

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Sixth episode of "House of the Dragon" synopsis fully developed and energised

Good. Episode Epi. We begin in the pitch-black, with some weird panting sounds filling the silence. Given that this is the world of Game of Thrones, are these sexual acts? No, they are the other groaning activity; it is labour, and it is Rhaenyra, now performed by Emma D’Arcy, ten years after we last saw her. The future is when we are.

The birth of this kid, Rhaenyra’s third male, goes relatively well in contrast to so many others in House of the Dragon. As Rhaenyra makes the arduous journey to see Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke), who has asked to see the infant, she is bleeding profusely and says to her husband Laenor (John Macmillan), “I’m glad I’m not a woman. Viserys (Paddy Considine), who has since completely lost his hideous left arm, inquires as to the baby’s name. Before Rhaenyra has a chance to speak, Laenor adds, “Joffrey.” (Joffrey was, of course, Laenor’s deceased boyfriend.) Laenor is made fun of by Alicent, who suggests that if he persists, he might succeed in having a child who looks like him.

 

When Ser Harwin Strong (Ryan Corr), the leader of The City Watch, cradles the infant, we learn the true father of the child—and likely of all Rhaenyra’s lads. He and Rhaenyra don’t take great measures to conceal what is truly happening here—something that will come back to bother them.

 

Aegon (Ty Tennant, son of David and Georgia), Viserys’ first son, torments Aemond (Leo Ashton), his half-brother, by collaborating with Jacaerys (Leo Hart), Rhaenyra’s oldest son, to present a pig that they have outfitted to look like a dragon. This leads to some childish drama down in the dragon pit. (Side note: Due to their muddled names and mixed-up paternity, it can be challenging to remember which of these sons is whose. The characters shouldn’t simply be understandable to fans of Game of Thrones.) Alicent attempts to convince Viserys that Rhaenyra continually giving birth to sons that don’t resemble Laenor by channelling her rage at this. Viserys, who doesn’t want to see the reality, claims that nature is a work of enigmatic design. “Don’t bring this up again.”

 

 

Aegon is confronted by his mother Alicent for being such a moron: if Rhaenyra becomes queen, he and his brother Aemond could be killed because of their claims to the throne. For some reason, we find Aegon butt-naked wanking out of a window.

 

Next, head over to Pentos, where Daemon and his wife Laena (Nanna Blondell) are having a blast riding dragons around. In the world of Game of Thrones, characters having a good time doesn’t necessarily mean good things. They are later promised an unconditional welcome in Pentos at dinner in exchange for lending their dragons to the fight against the Triarchy, which appears to be eager for war. However, Laena desires that her unborn child be born in Driftmark, where she herself was born.

 

Jacaerys fights Aegon while being coached by the erratic Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel). Harwin repeatedly punches Criston in the face after he claims that Harwin’s treatment of Jacaerys resembles the treatment a father would give a son. Laenor declares to Rhaenyra that he wants to engage in naval combat once more in another scene. Rhaenyra orders him to remain since she is tired of him. Later, she offers to wed Jacaerys and Helaena, Alicent’s daughter, uniting the feuding families “once and for all.”

 

Gavin Spokes’ character, Lyonel Strong, the King’s Hand, seeks to resign out of shame for what his son committed, but Viserys prevents him from doing so. He must instead take Harwin to Harrenhal to return home. Harwin’s brother Larys (Matthew Needham) recruits a gang of criminals to burn down Harrenhal, killing Harwin and his father, seeing the distress Harwin is inflicting Alicent. In order to prevent them from discussing their crime, he has his tongue amputated.

 

 

We ultimately travel to Pentos, where Laena doesn’t appear to have a chance of surviving childbirth, adding much more bloodshed. She walks onto the shore and asks her dragon to burn her alive after realising it’s either her or the baby. Vhagar does so, but one of the series’ most heartbreaking moments so far is the anguished sight in his eyes.

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