Author Archives: Kelly Sedinger

Tone Poem Tuesday (or, Hello, Mr. Strauss)

 Has anyone noticed that in all the time I’ve been doing Tone Poem Tuesday, I have never once yet discussed any of the works of the composer who is not only best known for his tone poems, but who is … Continue reading

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Nuphone, whodis!

 The most exciting development at Casa Jaquandor of late is this: I got a new phone! Yay! There it is, on the right: my brand-spanking new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, with 512gb internal storage and 5G capacity (which will go … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

 In recent times we’ve made various classic rock and 1970s and 1980s hits stations our regular listening when we’re at home hanging out, or when we’re driving about. This is a song I don’t think I’d ever heard much growing … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 A strange and small subgenre popped up in the middle of the 20th century, called the “Tabloid Concerto”. These were entire classical works composed specifically for use in film. Not film music per se, with individual tracks written specifically to … Continue reading

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How many coffee-brewing methods does one geek need, anyway?!

  So, let’s talk about coffee! I was slow to arrive at coffee, though I think I was always going to get there. I’ve loved the smell of coffee ever since I was very young; I remember making my mother … Continue reading

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Twenty Years

 I thought about writing a long remembrance of that horrible day, a walk-through of the weird mix of terror and business-as-usual that played out in the office where I was working at the time. I just…don’t want to do that. … Continue reading

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Something for Friday (the “Oh crap, I’ve been busy as hell and a day off all week” edition)

 Sorry, folks, it’s just been a busy week. Anyway, as part of my mood-listening for writing of late, I’ve been listening to music from Star Trek. Here’s a selection from James Horner’s score to Star Trek III: The Search For … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 In honor of Labor Day, and therefore of the labor movement and the fact that the single biggest contributor to the America that exists is the American worker, here’s a piece that pays tribute to one of the fruits of … Continue reading

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A Proposed AMENDMENT, addressing certain ISSUES pertaining to the SUPREME COURT of these UNITED STATES.

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about for quite a while: how I would fix the Supreme Court. Obviously, I’m not an expert and am quite possibly wrong in many ways, but you have to start SOMEWHERE, right? Here’s my proposed … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

 Here is a selection from John Williams’s score to JFK that seems to match my mood regarding the present and future of America. I don’t know, folks. I just don’t know. There is no law of nature that says we have … Continue reading

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