Monday, 23 January 2012

Michael Kiwanuka (Music Monday)

Sooo... when I saw Michael's last name I knew he was from Uganda. I did a little research and found out that his parent fled the Country during the Amin era and Michael grew up in England. What a great combination! It seems like both Uganda and England are overflowing with fantastic musicians. Influenced by some of my favourite musical artists, including Bobby Dylan and Otis Redding, Michael's sound is absolutely brilliant. Keep an eye out for this one in the future. He's going to be big.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Emery Cloth vs. Sandpaper (Fun Fact Friday)

Ever wondered what the difference between emery cloth and sandpaper is?

Emery cloth uses particles from a very hard rock, emery, as an abrasive. Emery contains metal components, including aluminum oxide and iron. It is glued onto a woven backing, providing a sturdier base. Emery cloth is primarily used in metalwork.

Sandpaper, on the other hand, consists of an abrasive grit glued onto paper, and is commonly used in woodworking. The grit can be made of a number of different substances. A common mineral used in current-day sandpaper is aluminum oxide, but depending on the fineness of the grit, it can vary. Historically, sandpaper has been made from many materials including sand, glass frit, shark skin, coelacanth scales and seeds.