Monthly Archives: October 2016

Why #ImWithHer

Because. I think that she is genuinely the best choice in this election. I believe that she would and will be a good President, and that she also represents the best chance to avoid electing a truly awful one. Her … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news, and NaNo News

It’s a mixed bag today, folks! First: STARDANCER received a really nice review from the book blog Tea and Titles. Check it out: Four Things I Loved About STARDANCER! The world is Stardancer is hugely detailed, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

At the intersection of science and civics…. A school kid asks his teacher, “Is it true that the law of gravity keeps us on Earth?” The teacher replied, “Yes.” The kid then asked, “What kept us down before the law … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

In keeping with Halloween, here’s some scary movie music: Share This Post

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Tone Poem Tuesday

As much as I love the Russian Romantics, the work of Modest Mussorgsky has always left me a little cold. However, it’s the Halloween season, and Night on Bald Mountain is a staple of scary music, so…here it is. Kind … Continue reading

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Colors of Autumn, again

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Something for Thursday

It’s October and it’s gloomy in WNY today so here’s some of my favorite spooky movie music: Howard Shore’s score to The Silence of the Lambs, which remains by far my favorite exploration of the Hannibal Lecter character and one … Continue reading

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“She’s so broken insiiiiiide!” (or, why CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is the best thing ever)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is about to debut is second season! Huzzah!! Rachel Bloom has been on my radar screen for quite a while. She’s a hilarious comedian whose main thing, at least as far as I’ve known, has been hysterically funny … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

American music before the rise of jazz — roughly, prior to George Gershwin’s rise to prominence — presents a kind of odd musical landscape. The musical culture here was still greatly steeped in European traditions and formal approaches, and attempts … Continue reading

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