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  1. pm sent!!!! all is well!!
  2. ZVex Distortron $115 shipped and paypaled in CONUS Will ship worldwide at your expense I am original owner, used in a smoke free home studio, never gigged. Comes with box and manual. Minty fresh. Bowl of fruit is not included No trades please
  3. Any takers? This unit's going to ebay soon...
  4. FS: Boomerang Plus Phrase Sampler / Looper SOLD (Cat not included)
  5. Most classical has a great sense of melody Classical melody - excellent! The opening 4 notes of Beethoven's 5th Symphony might be the most recognized melody of all time, at least in Western music. Who would dare to "toss off" this work? Pop musicians over the centuries have suffered the same types of criticisms. The "popularity = good" argument is one of my favorites and certainly related to the original post. I'll go on record as "tossing off" much of Vivaldi as frivolous pop music of the Baroque period, even though his works enjoy enormous popularity today. Anybody wanna say otherwise?
  6. The term "pop song," is first recorded as being used in 1926 in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal". According to Grove Music Online, the term "pop music" "originated in Britain in the mid-1950s as a description for rock and roll and the "new youth music" styles that it influenced.. pop music (a random sample): 1912 Let Me Call You Sweetheart - Columbia Male Quartet 1929 Sonny Boy - Al Jolson 1936 The Music Goes Round and Round - Tommy Dorsey 1943 White Christmas - Bing Crosby 1955 Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes 1961 Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley 1969 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 1971 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison 1977 Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder 1981 (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon 1987 Walk Like an Egyptian- The Bangles 1990 Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins 1999 Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin 2004 Hey Ya! - OutKast In my humble opinion, one thing that links all of these tunes over 80 years is a well developed melody. But I don't "toss off" these tunes (to get back to the original post), because I don't consider "pop" an inferior form. I think music is either well done or it is not. I try not to get caught up in a category, they're basically meaningless, only the sound and the feel are important. Does the music speak to you or not? If you prejudge a song because it's in a category that you may not like (pop, country, rap, etc), then you deliberately make your world smaller.
  7. Rock Bottom Price $150 paypal'd and shipped
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