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  • It’s the age old problem of those with reason and the enlightenment values trying to explain to the guy carrying a piece of wood called his rainstick why the relationship he sees between his dancing and the advent of rain may not be as sure as he believes.

    We’re in Kansas after all, Toto « BuzzMachine

  • So far, today's been somewhat okay (despite the gross heat) so I might as well tempt fate and shake my editor response rainstick since all I seem to be doing lately is waiting ...

    Tempting the gods

  • For a run-through of the new song "On and On," Mr. Weckerman shakes both a rainstick and castanets before switching to a pitch pipe, while the band's other drummer, Stan Demeski, strikes a tambourine, the song slowly cresting.

    The Feelies Decide It's Time

  • The country and date of origin is debatable, as is its effectiveness, but some people believe that playing a rainstick can bring about a storm.

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  • An ideal therapy for runners, rainstick massage actively stretches and passively exercises all major muscle groups.

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  • The rainstick massage begins with in-house specialist Melissa Smith showing off four, well-oiled rainsticks, kept toasty warm in heated blankets.

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  • Burton has fun with some of the backing noises - too much fun, in some cases, as in the rainstick-style noises in "Sailing to Nowhere."

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  • I may have had that album in mind when, on a school trip to Washington, D.C. about ten years ago, I bought a Chilean rainstick from one of the Smithsonian museums.

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  • At 10 a.m. Saturday, build and decorate a rainstick to control the weather.

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  • The key elements of “Senseless in Space” are here in spades, the watery feel becoming literal on “Orange” (eight of the set’s tracks take colors as titles, including Duke Ellington’s favorite, “Indigo”), in which field recordings of splashy waves play against a low throb out of the Underworld handbook, and figurative on “Rain,” which samples a percussive rainstick (a closed tube filled with small beans).

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