Archive for July, 2008

A Glimpse at the American Folk Music

In the US people are listening different kind of music. Now I share the information on American folk music. The American folk music is also known as Americana and it is a broad category of music including Bluegrass, country music, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Cajun and Native American music. The music is considered “American” because it is either native to the United States or there varied enough from its origins that it struck musicologists as something distinctly new; it is considered “roots music” because it served as the basis of music later developed in the United States, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

Now the roots musicians are not agree to consider themselves to be folk musicians. Because the roots music seems to be cover a slightly broader range, including blues and country. The roots musical forms reached the height in the first two to three decades of the 20th century. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl were extremely important in disseminating these musical styles to the rest of the country, as Delta blues masters, itinerant honky tonk singers and Latino and Cajun musicians spread to cities like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. At the same time the recording industry growing up so profits from music placed pressure on artists, songwriters and label executives to replicate previous hit songs. The roots approach to music emphasizes the variety of American musical traditions, the genealogy of creative lineages and communities, and the pioneering contributions of musicians working in these traditions today. In recent years roots music has been the focus of popular media programs such as Garrison Keillor’s public radio program A Prairie Home Companion and the feature film by the same name.

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Pros & Cons Of Desktops & Laptops

At this time most of the customers are confused to decide to but the computers because wide ranges of options are available in the market and more importantly it very hard to decide the whether purchase the laptop are desktops. Both of models are having the different advantages and disadvantages. So whenever you are selecting the model that should meet your requirements. If the main purpose is for personal use then the traditional desktop PC is a suitable but buy if you fall in business category then going for a laptop is a must. Here are some pros and cons between the desktops and laptops.

Advantages of Desktops:

  • Cheaper to buy than laptops and notebooks
  • Easier and cheaper to upgrade
  • More ergonomic (has a better keyboard, mouse, and screen)
  • Harder to steal
  • About 20%-30% faster than an equivalent laptop
  • Good for gaming and other intensive computer tasks

Disadvantages of Desktops:

  • Not mobile
  • Takes up space

Advantages of Laptops:

  • goes anywhere
  • Takes up very little space
  • Can use in classroom.

Disadvantages of Laptops:

  • More expensive
  • Slower than a desktop
  • Difficult to upgrade or repair
  • You have to lug it around all day
  • Much easier to drop/break
  • Easily stolen

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Types of Mutual Funds

Today there are many types of mutual funds are available for us. When it comes to investing in mutual funds, investors have literally thousands of choices. So whenever you are investing money in mutual funds you have to know investment strategy and risks of the fund. So it better to take help of financial consultant help. Once you know what you’re saving for, when you’ll need the money, and how much risk you can tolerate, you can more easily narrow your choices. Generally we have three main mutual fund categories they are:

  • Money Market Funds: Money market funds have comparatively low risks, compared to other mutual funds. Investor losses have been rare, but they are possible. Money market funds pay dividends that usually reflect short-term interest rates, and traditionally the returns for money market funds have been lower than for either bond or stock funds.
  • Bond Funds: Bond funds usually have higher risks than money market funds, mainly because they normally follow strategies aimed at producing higher yields. Because there are many dissimilar types of bonds, bond funds can vary considerably in their risks and rewards.
  • Stock Funds: Although a stock fund’s value can rise and fall quickly over the short term, traditionally stocks have performed better over the long term than other types of investments including corporate bonds and government bonds.

Making any sort of investment involved a certain amount of risk so it is always intelligent to look for the advice of a professional before making any decisions.

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