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There has been some noise of late concerning the reported disappearnace of Chris Hadfield’s cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The Ottawa Citizen has formally apologized for spreading the rumor. And for good measure… Previously…
Sting has revealed his children will not inherit his £180m fortune, fearing that his riches are “albatrosses round their necks”. The former frontman of The Police grew up in a working-class family in Wallsend, North Tyneside, and has gone on to become one of Britain’s wealthiest musicians. But in an interview with the Mail on […]
And Dies Irae begat and begat and begat and begat…
From Honor Thy Father… Ann Gibbs: You know what your grandpa used to say? Water never forgets; anyone with a boat named after them, will live forever. Jackson Gibbs: Don’t let go of it now, son. Don’t let go.
You Tube is a treasure trove of environmental sounds…
From Have Coffee Will Write, 23 February 2007…
The two subject areas I get called upon most to tutor in are Mathematics and Science. In my own public school education I loved Science for two reasons: I had great teachers (thank you Mr. Max Smith and Mr. Barry Guinn) and I got to discover the way the world worked. I also loved Geometry […]
From Blogger Rana: Hey Jeff, I really enjoy following your blog, especially for its often spunky musings! Please check out mine, As Ohio goes, when you have a chance. I think you’ll enjoy it. Keep up the spunk! Rana Who knew? [Update at 0332 on 22 August: With all the spunky musings bouncing around in […]
Or so Ralphy tells me, and I agree: Bert does write gud. Plus, Ralphy’s illustrations don’t hurt.
From Superconductor: Tuesday night’s New York Philharmonic performance of the Mahler Ninth was stopped dead by an unusual instrument–the iPhone. An iPhone (using the marimba ring-tone) went off repeatedly in the fourth movement of Mahler’s final completed symphony. According to an eyewitness, the offending phone owner was in the front rows of Avery Fisher Hall […]
Pickin’ & Trimmin’ from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.
Between 8th grade and my freshman year at Warren High School I attended my first band camp. What a nightmare that was. One of the people I remember there was an über band geek from Ohio University who was there to assist the high school band director. His name was Marshall Kimball. It seems he’s […]
0703: History of lyrics that aren’t lyrics
As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.