Friday, July 25, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
flutes players need to breathe
flute players need to breathe
flute players need to breathe
fluTe PLAYeRS NEED TO BREAHTE
the soften part is where the flute players begin to die off one by one
It’s called “stagger breathing.” It prevents death.
It gets worse in mvt. 3. :)
Friday, July 18, 2014
putting my favorite people in a thing → Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Idris Elba as John Smith
Gina Torres as Jane Smith
"Your aim’s as bad as your cooking sweetheart…and that’s saying something!"
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Everything has already been said and done. But, then, if this is so, why do we need more poems in the world? I once read a Jane Hirshfield interview where she said something quite wonderful. She essentially said we have to keep writing because it’s every generation’s job to put in the present vernacular poems that are called upon for rites of passage, such as poems read at weddings or funerals. I hadn’t thought of this before. Your ordinary citizen should be able to go to the library and find a poem written in the current vernacular, and the responsibility for every generation of writers is to make this possible. We must, then, rewrite everything that has ever been written in the current vernacular, which is really what the evolution of literature is all about. Nothing new gets said but the vernacular keeps changing.
Mary Ruefle (via austinkleon)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
“Vladimir Jurowski has once again demonstrated not only that he is a great conductor, but also that he refuses to conform. This sets him apart from other well-known Russian conductors and is so important now in our cold spring of 2014, in a country obsessed with searching out its enemies and in the grip of paranoid homophobia.”
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
"How long is your game?" That used to be the tough one. That used to be the question a video game creator could hardly give an answer to without birthing a scandal.
The diversity question that keeps getting asked these days can be simplified to “how diverse is your game?”
Monday, July 7, 2014
A short guide to understanding musicology graduate students
What they say to people who gas on about their accomplishments:
What they mean:
Bonus points for use of “gas on.”
In light of the recent uproar of Facebook tweaking users’ feeds to show them customized News Feeds in the name of social experimentation, I’ve (belatedly) realized something - you know that thing when you load Facebook on your computer or phone and you glimpse a news item that piques your interest, only to have the feed instantly shuffle itself to what you’re “supposed” to be seeing, and that news item you wanted is now gone, and you can’t even go looking for it because you didn’t catch the name of whomever posted it?…
…that was basically a fleeting glimpse of The Matrix. Ignore what you saw and go about your business.
An Actual Quote From an Undergraduate Paper! (Guest post)
"The Monk and His Cat is a relaxing piece that brings the listener to a climax in measure twenty-two…"
Yup - new favorite tumblr. (Paging contrefacta…)