Monthly Archives: November 2019

Tone Poem Tuesday

This week we have the second part of Dvorak’s trilogy of tone poems that he called “Nature, Life, and Love”: the “Carnival” overture. This overture launches into a dance-like rhythm from the very opening bars, and its energy almost never … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Something for Thursday

How about some Star Trek music! Specifically, the incidental music from an episode of The Original Series. More specifically, the episode Metamorphosis. If you’ve never seen this particular episode, I can’t recommend it highly enough; I consider it Star Trek … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Tone Poem Tuesday

Let’s check in on Antonin Dvorak, shall we? He’s always good for a solid listen, and today’s work is no exception. It’s the concert overture In Nature’s Realm, which Dvorak composed as part of a trilogy of concert overtures. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

November Update!

It’s November! Which means, of course, many things. It means that it’s National Novel Writing Month, and thus it’s the time when writing-obsessed weirdos like myself gear up for another attempt at producing 50,000 words in a single month. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Writing | 1 Comment

Tone Poem Tuesday

Oddly, given my love of Sergei Rachmaninov, it’s odd that I’ve heard this particular work of his only a couple of times, and not at all in the last five or six years. “The Rock” is a tone poem Rachmaninov … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Something for Thursday

I just read a short while ago that Valerie Heywood, a violist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, recently passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Harper served with the orchestra as principal violist from 1991 to 2017, and she remained with the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tone Poem Tuesday

After the month of dark and grim and scary and brooding music, let’s return to something a bit lighter, shall we? This duofold selection is one of the most beloved opera extracts of all time; in fact, this selection is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Bad Joke Friday

A curious new establishment sprang up on the summit of Mount Olympus overnight. Where once the Gods would sit, there was now a fast-casual bakery-cafe featuring salads, sandwiches, bagels, and soup in bread bowls, staffed entirely by satyrs playing reed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment