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The busking life: An inside look at BART’s impromptu performers.

By Brian Howey, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter

They strum, hum and literally bend over backwards to entertain passengers and passersby in BART stations and on trains. 2,229 more words

July 18, 64: Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day

Just whose fault was it anyway? Was it a cow kicking over a lantern, that strange new sect known as Christians, or the Emperor himself whom rumor would have wailing on a fiddle during the conflagration? 257 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

A Stringed Wing

The celestial sounds of a zither make me think of a wing strung with vibrating strings. In myths of Estonia, Vanemuine — the God of Music and Poetry — played the… 107 more words


The Road To Global 12: Introducing Tri Nguyen

Written by Eli Sulaiman

If you’ve not heard of Global 12, where have you been? If that’s seriously the case, then we’ll update you a little. 633 more words


SOLD! Haven't You Always Wanted a Zither?

How cool is this?  I ran across this piece at an auction where guitars were going for a pretty penny and thought, “Well hey… anyone can buy a guitar but how many people can get their hands on a zither?”  (As it turns out, it’s not that hard, but this is the first one I’ve been able to get for the shop.) 534 more words

Heritage Collectibles

Haiku, There's Always An Extra Person

“And you thought playing – guitar was hard; a zither – has thirty-five strings”

Washington Phillips - Lift Him Up That's All


With many old blues and gospel 78s it can be difficult to pin down details about the recording or even the artist, but you often have a good idea what instrument is being played. 454 more words