Music maker – Ringtones Download http://ringtonesdownload.net/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:10:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ringtonesdownload.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-100x100.png Music maker – Ringtones Download http://ringtonesdownload.net/ 32 32 The 17th-century painter and priest with a documentary filmmaker’s eye for detail https://ringtonesdownload.net/the-17th-century-painter-and-priest-with-a-documentary-filmmakers-eye-for-detail/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 05:00:07 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/the-17th-century-painter-and-priest-with-a-documentary-filmmakers-eye-for-detail/ “Streaked by the marks of the recent touch”: one of the three canvases that make up the “Triptych Agliardi” by Evaristo Baschenis A thin layer of dust veils the backs of musical instruments left on a table. The music has stopped, the musicians have left: the lutes, the cittern, the mandola and the guitar are […]]]>
“Streaked by the marks of the recent touch”: one of the three canvases that make up the “Triptych Agliardi” by Evaristo Baschenis

A thin layer of dust veils the backs of musical instruments left on a table. The music has stopped, the musicians have left: the lutes, the cittern, the mandola and the guitar are streaked with traces of their recent touch. In the surrounding darkness, these skilfully lit abandoned instruments occupy an important place. Their depiction could almost be called a portrait.

“Still Life with Musical Instruments” is one of three canvases that make up the Agliardi triptych, the masterpiece of the enigmatic and highly original 17th-century Italian painter-priest Evaristo Baschenis. It is the centerpiece of the first monographic exhibition of his work in France, at the Galerie Canesso in Paris.

There are no paintings by this unknown artist in French museums; in fact, there are very few outside of Italy; even there, the core remains in private collections in his hometown of Bergamo. It was the donation of a painting to the Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels in 1908, and then the discovery of his signature, that launched a reassessment of Baschenis – just as Braque and Picasso also turned to the violin. , mandolin and guitar as inspiration for their cubist works.

A mandola, lute, cittern and small piano-like instrument sit on a table covered in red silk damask
‘Still life with musical instruments’ (1660)

While Baschenis can claim to have invented the musical instrument still life genre in the 1640s, questions of why he did it, and the real subject of his rich but allusive art, continue to intrigue. art historians. It is known that Baschenis was a keen amateur musician: his estate sale reveals that he owned some 14 instruments and numerous sheet music. His only self-portrait appears as a canvas in the Agliardi triptych and shows him playing the spinet alongside Count Ottavio Agliardi, who plays the archlute. The third painting of the triptych represents the other Agliardi brothers. Figures are rare in Baschenis’ work, portraits rarer still, and even here the instruments remain the real protagonists, notably the richly figured guitar played by Count Alessandro, clearly signed by the Venetian luthier Giorgio Sellas. Such manufacturers deserved their due.

Cremona, Brescia and Venice, all close to Bergamo, produced the greatest stringed instruments in Europe. It is also probably no coincidence that many of the artist’s table tops were covered with silk damask, the source of Bergamo’s wealth. In his most theatrical canvases, such as that on loan from the Accademia Carrara (another “Still Life with Musical Instruments”), tasselled draperies open to reveal the full range of intellectual pursuits engaging the refined and cultured elite. from the city. A statuette of Alessandro Vittoria and richly patterned “Lotto” rugs suggest their collecting interests, the spines of books reveal the poetry they read, their interest in law, science, philosophy and mathematics.

A man in a black robe sits playing spruce with a man standing behind him strumming an archlute.  The table in front of them has a cello and a lute sitting on it
Only self-portrait by Evaristo Baschenis (c. 1665), with the artist at the spruce and Count Ottavio Agliardi with an archlute

In this sense, the works are less allegories of the liberal arts than cultural portraits. Baschenis’ own study of geometry and mathematics is evident in the mastery of his perspective foreshortening and the almost architectonic volume of his full-bodied lutes. He may have used a perspective viewfinder device, such as that described in the previous century by Dürer.

However, these paintings are not only exercises in illusionism and fidelity. Agliardi’s melancholic, almost metaphysical still life, for example, seems an invitation to contemplate the inexorable passage of time, the ephemeral nature of pleasure, and life itself. Dust accumulates, the corners of the vellum-bound scores bend under the effect of the atmosphere, the apples slowly rot. It’s the stuff of Northern European vanity paintings, but candles, skulls and hourglasses are absent here, as are any obvious moral messages.

Fruit and a cut carnation may have been included to also make it a symbolic representation of the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell. Baschenis might also have enjoyed verbal and visual puns in different languages. The apple dish — mela – is near melos (melody), the fly in trompe l’oeil — nutmeg — lands on another partition, music. Vanities like this were common in texts of the time, which relished improbable juxtapositions of opposites.

A lute and cittern sit on a table next to a small Greek-style statue of a naked man
‘Still life with musical instruments and statuette’ (circa 1660)

This may partly explain why Baschenis established himself in 1643 as a painter of still lifes of musical instruments and kitchen scenes. The musical still life in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam even has a depiction of fish and dead game as a pendant. Food for body and soul.

Baschenis’ paintings have long attracted the attention of musicians, musicologists, luthiers and restorers captivated by the painter’s attention to documentary detail – the veins and hues of the different woods, the ribs of the boxes, the restorations, the signatures, the inscriptions and sheet music notes for various instruments. Research for this exhibition identified the precise score on the spruce foot in a work on loan from a private collection – a variant of the composition borrowed from the Museo Teatrale alla Scala in Milan. It belongs to a 1568 edition of a book of madrigals by Orlande de Lassus, set to music from 14th century verses taken from the collection of poems by Petrarch, Canzoniere. They must have had a special meaning for the learned patron of the artist.

As of December 17, canesso.art

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Taika Waititi and Rita Ora play beer pong and drink champagne by the bottle at the MTV EMAs https://ringtonesdownload.net/taika-waititi-and-rita-ora-play-beer-pong-and-drink-champagne-by-the-bottle-at-the-mtv-emas/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:50:00 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/taika-waititi-and-rita-ora-play-beer-pong-and-drink-champagne-by-the-bottle-at-the-mtv-emas/ Taika Waititi and Rita Ora appeared backstage, in another outfit change, to present the award for best pop and a half-drunk bottle of champagne to Taylor Swift at the MTV EMA Awards on Monday morning. It was Waititi’s return to the event after ditching his partner who changed into a number seven outfit to play […]]]>

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora appeared backstage, in another outfit change, to present the award for best pop and a half-drunk bottle of champagne to Taylor Swift at the MTV EMA Awards on Monday morning.

It was Waititi’s return to the event after ditching his partner who changed into a number seven outfit to play a game of beer pong using German tankards against pop star Bebe Rexha.

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora on stage at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Taika Waititi and Rita Ora on stage at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Waititi had appeared on a couch in red loungewear and slippers moments earlier, telling Ora he needed some time off.

“I’m on my sixth costume change, I need a break,” joked the Kiwi filmmaker.

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“Being a pop star is exhausting.”

Sitting at nine costume changes for Ora and seven for Waititi, the pair appear to be setting a record while hosting one of the biggest musical nights of the year at the awards show in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The couple and the packed arena were ready for a party at what is known as one of the world’s most informal and often controversial music awards.

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi arrive on the red carpet at the EMAs in Germany.

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Rita Ora and Taika Waititi arrive on the red carpet at the EMAs in Germany.

“I want you to get hammered,” Ora said, as Waititi told the crowd he was looking to spice things up and betting on who would take home the grand prize of the night.

From the red carpet earlier in the evening, the British pop star arrived wearing a long black and red fishnet jumpsuit with floral embroidery and a plunging neckline. She made her return as host of the awards, this time alongside her partner, Kiwi filmmaker Waititi, who wore a classic black suit.

The couple appeared on stage after a performance by pop star David Guetta, after completing the first of Ora’s promised ‘100 outfit changes’.

Waititi opted for a flashy purple suit while Ora wore a two-piece white outfit with a mid-thigh slit – the pair promised many more outfit changes to come.

“Rita has a lot of costume changes…I’ll try to keep up with her,” Waititi told the crowd, joking that he knows fans have an attention span of about “three minutes.”

“So I’ll try to follow.”

“We’re all here to have a good time,” the Kiwi director said of the night, known to be one of the most entertaining and often controversial at world music awards.

“Do what you want!”

The awards are voted for entirely by the public and include 17 awards in 17 gender-neutral categories, with Harry Styles and Taylor Swift tipped to clean up this year.

The event is notoriously filled with unexpected moments on stage. Bono called the French president a wanker in 1995, while Metallica got banned in 1996. Borat made a controversial cross-dressing joke in 2005 and in 2013 Miley Cyrus lit a joint on stage while accepting an award , for his song Wrecking Ball.

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How a violinist turned a shunned instrument into a source of money https://ringtonesdownload.net/how-a-violinist-turned-a-shunned-instrument-into-a-source-of-money/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:01:32 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/how-a-violinist-turned-a-shunned-instrument-into-a-source-of-money/ performing arts How a violinist turned a shunned instrument into a source of money Thursday, November 10, 2022 Chilumo Mbwana. PICTURES | BOWL At 29, the affable Chilumo Mbwana is a man fully aware and confident of his extraordinary talent. Mbwana is not one to waste words, he likes details and he also does not […]]]>

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How a violinist turned a shunned instrument into a source of money


Chilumo Mbwana. PICTURES | BOWL

At 29, the affable Chilumo Mbwana is a man fully aware and confident of his extraordinary talent.

Mbwana is not one to waste words, he likes details and he also does not waste on describing the music he plays and how he makes money from it, although the genre is not popular in the world. Kenya.

“I don’t know why the majority of Kenyans associate fiddle music with the elite and the wealthy. Yes, there is still a sort of elitist classist association with the violin. However, we need more people to sign up for the courses as this is a misconception. I work hard to demystify it. It’s not cheap but it’s affordable. Mbwana told me as he packed up his instrument of trade.

He just finished playing an evening gig at the five-star Nairobi Kempinski.

Chilumo prefers the nickname “super violinist” because he thinks there is no one else who plays the violin better than him in the country.

Sincere and serious in his conversation, the “super violinist” now finds himself at the top of the few favorite maestros known to the country. Years invested with tutors, mentors, masterclasses and self-reliance are paying off. He is not only a violinist but also a teacher of the same with some of his students almost twice his age.

“I have been giving private violin lessons to learners of all ages for years and this is one of the highlights of my career. It’s never too late to start. My oldest student is 52 years old,” he says.

A conversation with Chilumo awakens the kind of attention that prompts a mind to think for itself.

Whether one agrees with his opinions or not, he admits to having reached a point in his life where he has to speak out about what is wrong with his gender.

“Only in Kenya do performers refuse to work with a violinist simply because it is not part of the traditional musical instruments. Most live performances use the same traditional old school band instruments. No uniqueness in sound, especially for slow lovey-dovey and heart break songs which would be more effective with an experienced violinist laying down lines in the song.

His assertion on this is artists like Nyashinski, Bahati, Rufftone, Mercy Masika to name a few.

“For the few artists I’ve had the pleasure of playing for, the difference is huge and everyone notices and feels it. I hope more and more creative people will be open to using the violin.

Even as local artists continue to debate whether it’s really necessary to have a violinist on their live sets or on their recordings, Chilumo has already established a market that places a high value on his craft.

“I mainly play for weddings and corporate events and the quote varies from Sh30,000 to over Sh100,000 depending on various factors such as length of play, location and choice of music and the number of songs.”

But that’s not all, there is also a special rate card for lovers.

“For studio sessions, rates normally vary between Sh10,000 and Sh30,000 depending on the above factors. The same rates apply to those who hire me to perform on their date nights, engagement proposals, and even apologies.

He remembers that particular night in 2019 where he played matchmaker with a heartbroken woman.

“This evening really marked me. A young man hired me to play for his girlfriend as an apology. I don’t know what he had done. I appeared as a surprise guest at their date while they were having dinner. When I started playing, the girlfriend broke down in tears and then they started to get closer and I was left a little confused wondering if I should stop or continue. was emotional yet fulfilling. I hope they’re still together,” beamed Chilumo.

He fell in love with the violin in second grade when a visiting South Korean teacher played the instrument at his school.

“She ignited the flame in me because when I listened to her playing, I felt it was the most beautiful sound I had ever heard.”

When he passed his secondary school leaving exams, he wanted to own a violin, but his parents did not agree. He postponed his dream until four years later, when he was able to acquire one through proceeds from the various blue-collar jobs he engaged in during the period.

“A decent violin costs 20,000 shillings but like any other item you can get one for up to 1 million shillings and it depends on your bragging rights but technically the functionality is the same.”

Besides the instrument, learning to play the violin is neither cheap nor expensive.

It will cost you an average of 10,000 shillings per month to learn how to string the small Italian instrument discovered in 1525.

“The cost depends on how fast you want to learn and how consistent you are. Usually the lessons are quite expensive, but it depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

This is because there is so much to learn and it depends on individuality, focus and effort.

“It is difficult to give a definitive answer on how long it takes to master the instrument. However, I would say that depending on how many lessons you receive and how much time you invest in practice, six months to a year would be ideal.

Unlike a guitar or any stringed instrument, the violin is very technical.

“I must say that the violin is quite difficult, very technical, I mean you have to master the bow, the fingering and the reading.”

Chilumo’s favorite style of play is temporary classic, but he’s not shy about trying different genres.

That evening, he opened his performance with the Grammy-winning song Volare, a fast-tempo Italian classic, combining with his guitarist to bring out Spanish flamenco-like playing.

It then followed Elvis Presley’s I Can’t Fall In Love released in 1961. It was the last song the king of rock and roll performed live before his death in August 1977. Chilumo would go on to deliver genre facets of Kothbiro , a benga tune from the late Ayub Ogada to Mugithi, classic and soulful.

He tells me about an unwritten rule like this.

“Each violinist had to play Johanna Pachelbel’s Canon in D, also known as the wedding song. This is the most famous violin tune. The most requested song all over the world. I’ve played it over 100 times. It’s at my fingertips, I can put it on even in my sleep.

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ICYMI: Wicked fun for Jeff Goldblum, Florence Pugh is no wonder, and it’s 10 out of 10 for Taylor Swift on the US charts https://ringtonesdownload.net/icymi-wicked-fun-for-jeff-goldblum-florence-pugh-is-no-wonder-and-its-10-out-of-10-for-taylor-swift-on-the-us-charts/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 02:30:00 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/icymi-wicked-fun-for-jeff-goldblum-florence-pugh-is-no-wonder-and-its-10-out-of-10-for-taylor-swift-on-the-us-charts/ Hollywood’s favorite eccentric charmer, the inimitable Jeff Goldblum, is in “final talks” to star as the slippery wizard in director Jon M Chu’s big-screen adaptation of Wicked. A loud and flashy prequel to the Wizard of Oz, the award-winning West End and Broadway hit will be split into two movies (don’t ask us why) with […]]]>

Hollywood’s favorite eccentric charmer, the inimitable Jeff Goldblum, is in “final talks” to star as the slippery wizard in director Jon M Chu’s big-screen adaptation of Wicked. A loud and flashy prequel to the Wizard of Oz, the award-winning West End and Broadway hit will be split into two movies (don’t ask us why) with the Christmas 2024 premiere (hopefully we don’t get blown up before then) . Ariana Grande will take on the role of Glinda, with the fabulous Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. Expect the usual from Goldblum, whose jazzy punctuation and eccentric flair should make him a hit on the yellow brick road.

Bad casting? Jeff Goldblum leaves for Oz

Morrissey records an album with a cast of international playboys

Where are we all on Morrissey these days? His politics tend to leave a sour taste, but music maker gobby continues to attract celebrity fans, some of whom lend their talents to Mozza’s 14th studio album, Pyre of teenagers, scheduled for February. Recorded in Los Angeles and financed by Capitol Records, the album features past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on guitar, bass and drums, with lively vocal contributions from Iggy Pop and – wait for it – Miley Cyrus (no, really). Here’s the funniest part: the album will be released worldwide except in the UK, where Morrissey remains an unsigned artist. Eh.

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Actress Florence Pugh has posted songs on YouTube under the name “Flossy Rose”. Photo by Andres Poveda

Florence Pugh shows she’s not a successful wonder

Fresh off at Smithfield for the premiere of wonderment, the phenomenal Florence Pugh has revealed that she might have an album up her sleeve. Speaking on BBC Radio 4 This cultural life with John Wilson, Pugh shared how she used to post songs on YouTube as “Flossy Rose” (“Miss Flo” sounds better, if you ask us). “I would have staked a lot more on being a singer than an actor,” said Pugh, who says he recorded songs for an upcoming film project. “I plan to release music. It’s something I’ve been so aware of since my acting career. [took off], that I miss it. We can’t wait to hear it.

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Taylor Swift has become the first artist to occupy the entire top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Photo by Steve Marcus/Reuters

​10 out of 10 for Taylor in the US charts

What a week for Taylor Swift. First, she was forced to put on a scene in the Anti-hero music video following unusual accusations of “fatphobia”. Then she went on to smash all book records by becoming the first artist in history to occupy the entire top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Swift tweeted: “10 out of 10 from the Hot 100??? On my 10th album ???JE SUIS EN PANNE There you go, folks: the highs and lows of the contemporary pop superstar.

Did you hear the one about the sorry talk show host?

James Corden has addressed plagiarism allegations following a controversial monologue on his popular CBS talk show. Basically, Corden launched into a skit about Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and it sounded suspiciously like a Ricky Gervais routine from 2018. Gervais took to Twitter to blame Corden’s writers for the incident. Corden then tweeted that he was “inadvertently telling a brilliant Ricky Gervais joke…obviously not knowing it was coming from him”. Anyway, repeating someone else’s gag is never pretty, James. Try harder.

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Jacob & Co. Opera “The Godfather” Movie 50th Anniversary Musical Triple-Axis Tourbillon Watch https://ringtonesdownload.net/jacob-co-opera-the-godfather-movie-50th-anniversary-musical-triple-axis-tourbillon-watch/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 01:22:39 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/jacob-co-opera-the-godfather-movie-50th-anniversary-musical-triple-axis-tourbillon-watch/ Fifty years ago, Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic account of Mario Puzo The Godfather was an instant classic with moviegoers. This contributed to the birth of a long era of rich storytelling and deep character development in the “organized crime” entertainment genre, which later spawned The Godfather film trilogy, plus a long list of other films […]]]>

Fifty years ago, Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic account of Mario Puzo The Godfather was an instant classic with moviegoers. This contributed to the birth of a long era of rich storytelling and deep character development in the “organized crime” entertainment genre, which later spawned The Godfather film trilogy, plus a long list of other films and television programs that have captured the minds and imaginations of audiences around the world. For some time now, the high-end watchmaker and jeweler Jacob & Co. has had an official license with The Godfather’s rights holders to produce luxury items which, of course, include timepieces. Today, on the 50th anniversary of the original film, Jacob & Co. presents a new limited edition variant of its Jacob & Co. Opera “The Godfather” watch.

Known as the reference OP110.30.AA.AA.ABALA, the watch builds on the earlier version of the Opera Godfather with detailed decorations meant to pay homage to 13 classic scenes from The Godfather film. Much of this is based on Marlon Brando’s character, Don Vito Corleone, who is one of the most interesting and enigmatic mob bosses in fictional history. That said, Puzo brought his fictional characters from real-life locations, including the name “Corleone,” which is a real town in Sicily, where the powerful family in the film is from. Jacob & Co. has chosen Sicily to unveil this latest limited edition creation and luxury testimony to one of the greatest films of the 20th century.




Why Jacob & Co. and The Godfather? In the luxury watch world, there is often a fascination with powerful people. Real and fictional characters that match our sense of self and aspirations are often tied to the objects we covet. Essentially, our culture places special emphasis on the real objects and clothing worn by these real or imagined heroes. With the exception of the actual objects worn or used by these people, we are often more than happy to appreciate the totem objects later created in their honor. This psychology explains why children want to dress like their favorite music stars and why some people have shrines to celebrate people and characters important to them.

Watches are objects of power and the stories surrounding them are vast and varied. When these objects connect with characters we admire, the mix can lead to an engaging product experience that tugs at our emotional strings. Whether a watch is powerful in its utility or powerful in its exclusivity, watches remind the wearer of their hopes, their aspirations, but also those they admire. A watch like the Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather does a lot of those things. First, it reminds people of the powerful and beloved central character of The Godfather movie (Don Corleone). Second, it offers impressive entertainment value in the form of its tri-axis tourbillon as a music box complication. Finally, as a luxury item, its cost and complexity make it desirable and therefore powerful to wear. Add to all that the fact that the Jacob & Co. Opera watch is anything but understated. Similar in shape to the popular Jacob & Co. Astronomia, the Opera watch case is 49mm wide and 23mm thick. It’s a very large watch, but with short lugs it offers portability – don’t try to tuck it under your sleeves.


I’m writing this article before I’ve seen the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary watch in the flesh, but I’ll be following this watch release article with a hands-on preview of the exclusive watch very soon, as I have to join Jacob & Co. for the official release event in Sicily. I understand that in Sicily it is not considered polite to talk about the Mafia as it is not exactly the cultural export that Sicilians want their island to be known for. Of course, Jacob & Co.’s fascination with The Godfather is not so much about the crime as it is about the people in power and the personalities around them.




If you remember the film, Don Corleone touches on a number of important topics, such as the discreet and unbrazen way to exercise power, the importance of respect and friendship, the judicious use of violence and the overall health of the community (Don Corleone, for example, is opposed to the family getting into the illegal drug business for fear of its harmful effects on the community). At the same time, Don Vito is part of an older, perhaps romantic, generation succumbing to the ambitions for power and easy money inherent in the war on drugs, which has largely defined crime. organized (as well as unorganized) internationally for the last time. several decades. In that sense, The Godfather was very visionary in terms of predicting what the future of organized crime would look like in the future. In the film, after his son Michael takes over the family business, their goal is to move to Las Vegas and get involved in gambling – an activity which, in the film, according to Don Vito, is tolerated by politicians. and that they would have preferred to run by the mafia (with whom they can ostensibly negotiate) over less civilized members of the criminal community.

I discuss all of this as a way to explore some of the deeper themes of The Godfather, as well as why it makes for a tasteful backdrop on which to post a luxury item. Many people today are still captivated by the enduring performance of The Godfather, and the lessons they learn from the dialogue always have a major effect. With a watch like the Opera Godfather, Jacob & Co. is both honoring fans of the film and also embedding itself into an ever important facet of popular culture. It’s interesting how that honor manifests itself in this 50th anniversary watch from The Godfather. The watch case and dial components make extensive use of new forms of laser cutting and shading. Most notable is the 18k white gold case which, around its periphery, has been engraved with highly detailed black and white filmstrip-style scenes from The Godfather movie. The level of detail is excellent and shows how, even today, new manufacturing techniques give luxury watches new abilities to dazzle with interesting visuals and decorative opportunities. More laser engraving is used on the dial, in particular with the two barrels of the music box which are engraved with famous lines from the film while bearing the small pins which, when rubbing against the row of blades, create audible musical notes.

The watch case uses both 18k white gold and 18k rose gold (for components such as the crowns and caseback). The contrasting color is a big part of the theme of the watch and also helps promote many small details on the case and dial that are to be admired. The watch face itself has a lot going for it. This includes text mentioning The Godfather 50th anniversary, plus a performance of Don Vito Corleone on the miniature grand piano. The dial features the entire music box complication, including the two melodic barrels, blade combs, an off-center dial to indicate the time, and a prominent three-axis flying tourbillon. The watch case has no traditional crown to set the time or wind the hand-wound movement. Instead, these functions rely on “arc-shaped” folding crowns located on the back of the case. What’s on the side of the watch is an activation lever (inspired by a violin). When activated, it sets in motion the music box complication, which plays the famous The Godfather theme song. Note that one of the reasons the watch crystal is so tall is to allow for a reverberation chamber which helps amplify the music from the music box complication.

What’s also interesting about the movement and the music box complication is that when activated, the entire watch face spins. This visual animation has no practical function, but like the miniature hand-painted red rose located in the very center of the dial (in the previous version of the Opera Godfather watch from Jacob & Co., in place of the rose was a hand-painted miniature bust of Don Corleone), the rotating dial contributes to the overall “wow” effect this timepiece seeks to deliver.


The Opera’s caliber JCFM04 movement was developed by Jacob & Co. with its close-knit group of suppliers and experts in Switzerland. It is hand-wound, operating at 3Hz with a 42-hour power reserve. The highly complex movement is made up of 658 parts, most of which are produced from gold, steel, brass or titanium. The watchmaking centerpiece of the Opera movement is not really the music box but rather the three-axis flying tourbillon. While single-axis tourbillons once made for ultra-luxury items, nowadays companies like Jacob & Co. have had to step it up if they want to charge top dollar for their mechanical creations. As a result, the sphere-shaped tourbillon assembly rotates on three axis points. Oddly, none of these rotations are 60 seconds, so the tourbillon can’t really be used as a seconds indicator (not that you’ll worry about that). Jacob & Co. designed the Opera movement’s three tourbillon axis points to have rotation times of 24, 48 and 180 seconds respectively.

Presentation is very important to Jacob & Co. and therefore the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary watch will come in a red velvet lined case befitting a creation of this caliber. I believe Jacob & Co. even has other items it created for the 50th anniversary of the movie. More to come after finishing my visit to Sicily with the brand and being able to inspect the Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary watch myself. The price of each of the 50 limited edition pieces of this reference watch OP110.30.AA.AA.ABALA is $500,000. Learn more on the Jacob & Co. website here.

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Winnipeg Public Library launches new Makers-in-Residence program for artists https://ringtonesdownload.net/winnipeg-public-library-launches-new-makers-in-residence-program-for-artists/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 21:22:45 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/winnipeg-public-library-launches-new-makers-in-residence-program-for-artists/ The Winnipeg Public Library is inviting applications for its first-ever Makers-in-Residence program, which is for artists who specialize in a wide range of crafts. The library, which has offered its writers-in-residence program for decades, now seeks to connect visitors with Winnipeg artists who specialize in the visual arts, digital media, music and other crafts, including […]]]>

The Winnipeg Public Library is inviting applications for its first-ever Makers-in-Residence program, which is for artists who specialize in a wide range of crafts.

The library, which has offered its writers-in-residence program for decades, now seeks to connect visitors with Winnipeg artists who specialize in the visual arts, digital media, music and other crafts, including sewing, prototyping and construction.

Two residencies are available and will take place at the same time, according to a Monday press release. Makers-in-Residence will hold weekly drop-in sessions at the Millennium Library to mentor and mentor other Manitoba makers.

The creators-in-residence will also host three workshops to showcase their craft to the public, the library says, including a school mentorship workshop and a final collaborative artwork. The work will be presented in person and through digital displays at the Millennium Library at the end of their term.

The residencies last 14 weeks from December to March, with programming between January and March.

For more information on the program, visit library website.

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The Maker’s Mark auction is held today in Lure | New https://ringtonesdownload.net/the-makers-mark-auction-is-held-today-in-lure-new/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/the-makers-mark-auction-is-held-today-in-lure-new/ If you’re a bourbon lover, you’ll probably want to be at the Lure Seafood and Grille, 401 W. Second St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, for the Maker’s Bourbon Brunch. Bill Samuels Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, will be there with Owensboro artist Aaron Kizer, signing six special Maker’s Mark bottles […]]]>

If you’re a bourbon lover, you’ll probably want to be at the Lure Seafood and Grille, 401 W. Second St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, for the Maker’s Bourbon Brunch.

Bill Samuels Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, will be there with Owensboro artist Aaron Kizer, signing six special Maker’s Mark bottles that will be auctioned off to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

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Like Blaqbonez, Sketch Maker Officer Courts Colleagues, Recreates Sabinus, Taaooma, Broda Shaggi and More https://ringtonesdownload.net/like-blaqbonez-sketch-maker-officer-courts-colleagues-recreates-sabinus-taaooma-broda-shaggi-and-more/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 10:56:54 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/like-blaqbonez-sketch-maker-officer-courts-colleagues-recreates-sabinus-taaooma-broda-shaggi-and-more/ Sketch creator Officer Woos has his fans and followers cracking up in the online community after sharing a new video Just like the rapper Blabonez, the comedian also decided to reconstitute the character of his colleagues in the production of the sketch Many were spotted in the comments section with hilarious reactions, including Blaqbonez who […]]]>
  • Sketch creator Officer Woos has his fans and followers cracking up in the online community after sharing a new video
  • Just like the rapper Blabonez, the comedian also decided to reconstitute the character of his colleagues in the production of the sketch
  • Many were spotted in the comments section with hilarious reactions, including Blaqbonez who started the fun trend

It looks like rap star Blaqbonez has inadvertently started a new trend that would see creatives reenact the characters of fellow entertainment industry colleagues.

Days after the rapper dropped visuals for his Back in Uni track, sketch creator Officer Woos released something similar to the hilarious music video.

Officer Woos copies his colleagues in a funny video. Photo: @officerwoos
Source: Instagram

Unlike Blaqbonez who copied other music stars Asake, Ruger, Ayra Starr, Oxlade, among others, Officer Woos went after other sketch creators.

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The entertainer was spotted in fun costumes familiar with characters Sabinus, Broda Shaggi, Taaoma, and Mr. Macaroni, among others.

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He also completed the rib-cracking video with Blaqbonez’ Back in Uni track.

Watch the video below:

Social media users react

Rapper Blabonez was spotted in the comedian’s comments section. He wrote:

“Did you actually borrow their cloth?? I’m deaddddd.”

More comments below:

____darkoo said:

“Shey are you going to get these clothes from them or how.

gadgetsdeal_mydetech said:

“You’re going to collect all their clothes, forget to collect yours.”

drdolorofficiel said:

“Awwwww wooing you to finish the job.”

jaden_obimodede said:

“How do you tell them you want to borrow their Madddd clothes.”

adedoyin09_ said:

“I don’t understand that you are going to borrow these clothes from each of them or Abi how?”

efirele said:

“You’re really going to pick up everyone’s clothes.”

kingchris_couture said:

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“This one passes them a character gangan.”

o.tomisin_ said:

“Egbami So you borrowed their clothes.”

TG Omori defends his profession

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that video director TG Omori had to defend his craft after being called out on social media.

A critic had claimed that the director liked to make his videos cluttered with too many people.

In reaction, Omori said people should let him earn money as some families would feed off the salary.

Source: Legit.ng

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Review – The Witch’s House MV (Switch) https://ringtonesdownload.net/review-the-witchs-house-mv-switch/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 16:28:31 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/review-the-witchs-house-mv-switch/ Bringing a Japanese indie game to the masses, especially one that was already available for free, is a tough thing. On the one hand, developers are one hundred percent deserving of their hard work being recognized and trying to gain something from their product, especially if people like it. On the other hand, it can […]]]>

Bringing a Japanese indie game to the masses, especially one that was already available for free, is a tough thing. On the one hand, developers are one hundred percent deserving of their hard work being recognized and trying to gain something from their product, especially if people like it. On the other hand, it can be hard to swallow something to see something go from “supported by fans and free everywhere” to “locked behind a paid platform”. You can always hope that the friendliness of strangers will be enough to make the transition worthwhile, but it’s much more likely that incitement is the key to success. Fortunately, DanGen Entertainment has taken the necessary steps to help take the cult classic The Witch’s House out of the freeware circle and place it in a solid “get this game” category.

Many will know the name The Witch’s House from the countless number of streamers who have taken part in the unique horror experience therein. A labor of love from indie developer Fummy, you play as a lost blonde girl named Viola who is trapped in the forest and wants to return home. With no other way to go, Viola wanders into the titular witch’s house, which immediately turns out to be a huge mistake. Plagued by traps, puzzles, and murderous affairs in general, Viola must survive to the top floor to finally confront the witch…at least in theory. For many, just entering the house will result in your immediate death and return you to the start menu.

The snake wants to kiss me! Awwwwwait, shit.

This is where the flavor of The Witch’s House starts to develop, and it’s really up to the player whether he’s up for that run or not. Designed in RPG Maker, Fummy configured the game to trigger a number of events from seemingly arbitrary reasons. Some events are just small moments designed to upset or scare you, like lights going out, things falling, or mysterious signs appearing. There are a few moments that really gave me goosebumps because of how subtly this happened.

On the other hand, some of these triggers cause you to die instantly, which can be a huge disappointment if you haven’t saved through Black Cat recently. Anything and everything will kill you, from picking up items to not picking up items, talking to things or not talking to them, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Much of this game is trial and error, ultimately resulting in a streamlined game that can honestly be knocked out in less than an hour.

Oh cool, the game adapts to the thoughts of the player.

As a base game, The Witch’s House is something to see, and I encourage everyone to check it out. Thanks to the limited ways the game was designed, I think it’s a brilliant take on storytelling and scare in something relatively unfaithful. Having pixel art to tell the story of this great maze-like house is a fitting medium, because you’d be truly horrified or perhaps just dissatisfied with something of this caliber traversed through, say, Unity or Unreal. Being able to focus on gameplay or slowly unfold the story through optional diary dialogues is a treat, though the former is the way to go if you really survive.

There are several traps and puzzles that are timed and you need to act fast, not think about the world you exist in. I was captivated by the number of ways you can be killed without any real recourse, and it was actually fun on the easy difficulty, as it allows you to automatically respawn and try something again.

There were a few puzzles, however, that were positively infuriating. The skull puzzle in particular was just an absolute mess to figure out, even reading the clues and then re-reading it to make sure I understood. Maybe it’s a translation issue, but it just wasn’t quite understood, so I spent an ungodly amount of time rotating skulls and trying several combinations until I finally found the good. Luckily the puzzle stays the same throughout, so once I got it I was able to do it again quickly after being killed instantly by the next trap that came my way. Cheap kills are sometimes fun, but, again, being sent back to the main menu (on normal difficulty) was deeply upsetting, especially if I had forgotten to talk to the chat lately.

But how could I not, with such captivating dialogue?

The game’s soundscape is very minimalistic, and I think it works exceptionally well for The Witch’s House. You can enjoy the stillness and suspense throughout, with a few discordant notes floating around to help set the mood. When you find yourself in a hunting trap and something tries to murder you, the sudden injection of frantic, inverted notes lifts your hairs to the roof and stresses you something fierce. The soulful music that accompanies one of the endings (yes, multiple endings!) is appropriate and almost sounds mocking once you unlock the extra ending. It’s definitely not a soundtrack I’d be drawn to on its own, but it suits the game extremely well.

The weird sounds after wandering around this “secret” room are haunting.

It took me way too long to realize the full name, The Witch’s House MV, is a reference to how this game was recreated in RPG Maker MV, and this is where people will have to vote with their wallets and their minds. For one, the updated graphics highlight many aspects of the game, especially the garden and the four sound rooms.

It’s nice to see the game getting a proper high-end treatment, but it comes at a cost. While the original was dark, this remake MV is sometimes TOO dark, causing me to squint unusually hard at the screen to figure out what I’m doing. It’s easier to manage on the big screen, but if you’re playing it on the Nintendo Switch on the go, even the best lighting conditions can’t compensate for the saturated darkness that inhabits most rooms. Never mind the maze of the dark room: it was an incredible pain to know where I was going before the lights even went out.

It’s hard to see, but I’m less than a second away from being killed by a teddy bear.

The remake of the MV, however, also brings a whole new level of difficulty that feels like a whole new game. Fummy has designed an entirely new approach to The Witch’s House with hard mode, where objects are in a different place, traps react differently, and things are almost totally remixed. I spent way too long trying to find the machete at the start, an item you literally can’t start the game without.

Even though it’s labeled as “hard”, I would rate it as “New Game Plus” in a way, since it’s not even available until you finish the game on Normal. It also brings new story elements and gives you a much clearer (and bloodier) view of what’s going on between Viola, Ellen, and other facets of the game. For fans, this is a deeply engrossing new take on the game and basically lets you relearn everything.

Man, the Mirror of Erised really appeals to me, you know?

Personally, I think The Witch’s House MV is a treasure, and I’m happy that it now exists on multiple platforms. The credibility of the hard work of Japanese indie developers is still needed in greater quantities, and this is a solid step forward. I sincerely hope we get an eventual physical edition as well, as I can see collectors wanting to add this to their shelves. While it may be short, it’s a title that can and should be experienced at least once, which is why I’m glad the original is still widely available for free. If you just want to see what it’s all about, it’s pretty easy to find it online. However, if you like the gruesome and punishing story told here, I encourage you to support Fummy’s work and take up The Witch’s House MV as a thank you, and to see a whole new side to this genuinely horrifying game.

Even with the updated MV edition, pixel sprite limitations and muddy lighting can get weird and frustrating at times.

The variety of puzzles and traps juxtaposed with the gradual expansion of the house leads to good pacing, and the adventure format is the best way to tell this particular story.

Light on the music, heavy on the disruption, it works for what the game wants it to be, but ultimately falls between unsettling and repetitive.

It was a real treat to play it myself, and the extra hard mode gave me an honest first take on the absurdity of my kills.

Final Verdict: 7.0

The Witch’s House MV is now available on PC and Switch.

Tested on Nintendo Switch.

A copy of The Witch’s House MV was provided by the publisher.

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Global Superstar Meghan Trainor’s Brand New ‘Made You Look’ Music Video Debuts Exclusively in Candy Crush Saga https://ringtonesdownload.net/global-superstar-meghan-trainors-brand-new-made-you-look-music-video-debuts-exclusively-in-candy-crush-saga/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://ringtonesdownload.net/global-superstar-meghan-trainors-brand-new-made-you-look-music-video-debuts-exclusively-in-candy-crush-saga/ For the first time, players will have exclusive round-the-clock access to Trainor’s sweetest music video yet; Plus in-game features such as a “Candified” version by the award-winning GRAMMY™ music artist NEW YORK and LONDON, October 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Candy Crush Sagaone of the world’s most popular mobile games, celebrates its 10th anniversary by […]]]>

For the first time, players will have exclusive round-the-clock access to Trainor’s sweetest music video yet; Plus in-game features such as a “Candified” version by the award-winning GRAMMY™ music artist

NEW YORK and LONDON, October 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Candy Crush Sagaone of the world’s most popular mobile games, celebrates its 10th anniversary by teaming up with GRAMMY™ award-winning music artist, Meghan Trainor. For the first time in the game’s 10-year history, the music video for Trainor’s new single, “Made You Look,” will debut exclusively in-game for 24 hours, starting on Thursday October 20 at 8 a.m. EST. The music video release will accompany her fourth full album, “Takin’ It Back”, available on friday 21 october through Epic Records.

Candy Crush Saga celebrates 10 years of fun in 2022

Also available from October 20 – 26, Trainor will transform into a “Candified” character for immersive in-game play. Players will be able to slide with Trainor, unlocking a variety of special treats and boosters. Trainor’s unmistakable voice will be heard throughout the game, uttering iconic phrases such as “Sweet!” “Delicious!” and more. Behind-the-scenes footage from the “Made You Look” music video will also be available exclusively in the app.

“I’m a big fan of Candy Crush Saga. I love playing when I have a little free time in the studio, so I can’t wait to bring the game to life for my fans in the music video,” said Meghan Trainor. “Between the bright colors of the game and providing players with a fun escape from reality, Candy Crush Saga was the perfect inspiration.”

The Candy Crush Saga-an inspired music video follows a day in the life of Meghan as she gives fans a glimpse into her colorful and candid world. The video also includes surprise cameos from Meghan’s friends, such as the TikTok personality, chris olsonand other exciting names to be announced in the coming days.

“Work with Meghan Trainor on this unique collaboration is exciting for our fans. His music is uplifting and offers listeners a “sweet escape” – just like Candy Crush Saga,” said Fernanda Romano, Marketing Director at King. “As part of our 10th anniversary, we’re excited to celebrate with our players around the world with exclusive content, plus more fun surprises to come.”

Candy Crush Saga has become a worldwide phenomenon, attracting hundreds of millions of players from all over the world. As one of the most played mobile games year after year, it has been downloaded over three billion times since its launch in 2012. By the end of 2021, Candy Crush Saga was again the top-grossing game in US app stores.

Discover the clip “Made You Look” exclusively on Candy Crush Saga in the content hub. Players will be able to access the special in-game event from level 25. Download and play for free on iOS and Android.

For more information, visit http://www.candycrushsaga.com.

About the King

King is the game developer behind the popular Candy Crush franchise, as well as successful mobile games including Farm Heroes Saga, Bubble Witches Saga and Animal rescue saga. candy Crush is the most profitable franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for two years, and King’s games are played by 240 million monthly active users in the second quarter of 2022. King, which is part of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in stockholmMalmo, London, Barcelona and Berlin and offices at San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Malta.

© 2022 King.com ltd. King, the King crown logo, Candy Crush, Candy Crush Saga and related marks are trademarks of King.com Ltd and/or related entities.

About Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor made history in 2014 with her diamond-certified single “All about that bass.” Since then, the award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has won a GRAMMY® for Best New Artist, achieved eight multi-platinum singles and two platinum albums, sold three world tours, penned multi-platinum hits for his peers across pop and country, and has received countless industry awards and nominations. Expanding her influence on pop culture, she starred in the hit FOX series THE FOUR: Battle for fame for two seasons and on the superstar coaching panel of The Voice UK next to Mr. Tom Jones, William, and Olly Murs. She kicked off 2020 with the release of her third full album, spoil myself (Epic Records), which includes the platinum record “No excuses” as well as hit anthems and collaborations such as “Nice to meet you” [feat. Nicki Minaj], “Genetic” [feat. Pussycat Dolls]and “Vague” [feat. Mike Sabath]. At the end of 2020, she released her very first Christmas album, A very slow Christmasfeaturing the #1 holiday radio single “White Christmas.” Last fall, we got to watch her as the host of Top Chef Family Style on Peacock and as a judge on Clash of the Cover Bands a!. In September 2021, she also launched her podcast work on it that she lodges alongside her brother, Ryan Trainor. Meghan’s fourth album, Take it backarrived 21st of October, and guides you through her journey to marriage, motherhood, and reaching a new level of confidence. She will kick off 2023 by joining the jury of the iconic series of star creators, australian idolin his highly anticipated return to the air.

Meghan Trainor for Candy Crush Saga photographed by Ryan Trainor

Meghan Trainor for Candy Crush Saga photographed by Ryan Trainor

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