Monthly Archives: April 2017

Symphony Saturday

OK, we really fell off the wagon here, didn’t we? So let’s get back into it with a two-week look at a couple of Alexander Glazunov’s eight symphonies. I must confess a great lack of familiarity with Glazunov’s work. He … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday (the Kinda Clever Joke edition)

It’s still Friday! And this one is actually not bad, in my opinion. And yes, it’s a wee bit political. Steve Jobs would have made a better president than Donald Trump. But that’s a silly comparison, really. It’s like comparing … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

I don’t recall if I’ve posted this before, but it’s an interesting piece nonetheless: the Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by Alexandra Pakhmutova. The repertoire for solo trumpet is pretty rich prior to, say, 1750, and then aside from the … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

The waltzes of Johann Strauss Jr. are more than just waltzes. They’re much more than just dance music for an elegant age now gone by; they all contain some of the most wonderful tone painting that I know. It’s impossible … Continue reading

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How revealing!!!

I’ve revealed the full cover art for Amongst the Stars, otherwise known as The Song of Forgotten Stars, book III! It’s over at ForgottenStars.net, so go have a look! The third volume is coming soon, folks! Share This Post

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AMONGST THE STARS COVER REVEAL!!!

It’s here! At long, long last, it’s here: the cover for Amongst the Stars, otherwise known as The Song of Forgotten Stars, book III. Here is the back cover copy: If that’s hard to read, never fear: Penda Rasharri has … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

Hey, anybody know what a will is? Anybody? Come on! It’s a dead giveaway! (via) Share This Post

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“It’s time for the Jedi to end”

So last week the first trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi hit. Here it is! I actually don’t have a whole lot to say about it. This isn’t out of any lack of excitement for the movie, … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

One of my favorite piano concertos: Mozart, No. 22 in E-flat, K 482. It’s very nearly perfect, so ’nuff said! Share This Post

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Dogs and cats, living together — MASS HYSTERIA!!!

Generally, Cane gets along pretty well with our two cats, Lester and Julio. Julio will actually walk up to Cane and head-butt him, where Lester’s relationship with Cane has a little “sibling rivalry” thing going on. Well, here’s what happened … Continue reading

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