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Marek & Wacek – Prząśniczka played on piano

Marek & Wacek – Prząśniczka played on piano

Marek and Wacek was a piano duo of Polish musicians Marek Tomaszewski and Wacław Kisielewski (Wacek), performed during 1963-1986. The duo ceased to exist with the death of Wacek. Their style was unique and widely recognizable. It’s also worth mentioning that Wacek was a son of one of the most influential Polish writers, publicists and politicians of XX century – Stefan Kisielewski. I especially like their performance of “Prząśniczka” – a song written by Stanisław Moniuszko. The song is about…

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Mind reading – the most desired superpower

Mind reading – the most desired superpower

About year ago I had a discussion with friends: which superpower would you like to possess (the discussion was inspired by TV series “Misfits”)? I surely choose ability of reading in minds. My friend then trolled my by choosing superpower of controlling other superpowers 😉 Mind reading is not only a matter of sci-fiction movies now. For example results of Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley are promising. They’ve showed movies to people and measured their brainwave activity. Then cutting-edge computer…

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[Music] Queen – how I came across my favourite band

[Music] Queen – how I came across my favourite band

It was about 10 years ago. I was a teenager attending secondary school and was bored after the whole day of classes. I switched on TV and started watching MTV. And suddenly I saw them. He was dressed in weird white clothes and had weird teeth. But the music he was playing on piano was astonishing. After hearing the song I’d noted down the title – “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Then I launched KaZaA and downloaded the song (it was era of…

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