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Tone Poem Tuesday

It’s not terribly surprising to learn that Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was one of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s early influences; after all, Rimsky-Korsakov was a gigantic name in Russian music in the late 19th century, second only to Tchaikovsky. Even in his maturity, when … Continue reading

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Recent Watching….

I’ve drifted away from tracking things we’ve watched in recent years here, so I’m going to start getting back to it. Teevee: Kaleidoscope (Netflix): This is a heist show that tells a pretty standard heist story: a guy wants to … Continue reading

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Eddy vs. Eddie

On a river, an eddy is a place of relative calm in swift-moving water formed by a large object like a rock; whitewater boaters will often find an eddy in the middle of a rapid and use it to grab a … Continue reading

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A song for a random Saturday

I don’t have anything else to post today, so I’ll offer up a random song: “Scythe Song” by Dougie Maclean. This wonderful song is about the relationship between master and student, and how true mastery often involves repeated practice in … Continue reading

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First They Came: Holocaust Remembrance Day

(via) Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. And while our memories should be of all the lives snuffed out, and the loss to humanity when someone decided that these six million here, these millions of others there could be done without, … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

I don’t remember who tweeted about this song the other day, but they basically said something along the lines of, “Sometimes you need a Swedish metal song about the soldiers who protected the Pope during the sack of Rome in … Continue reading

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“The war’ly race may riches chase….” Happy Robert Burns Day!

Green grow the rashes , O; Green grow the rashes , O; The sweetest hours that e’er I spend, Are spent amang the lasses, O. There’s nought but care on ev’ry han’ , In ev’ry hour that passes, O: What … Continue reading

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When in doubt, space

Wow: Via: An international team of astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an in-depth inventory of the deepest, coldest ices measured to date in a molecular cloud. In addition to simple ices like water, the team was … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

Staying Rachmaninoff-adjacent, as opposed to posting about Rachmaninoff directly: Rachmaninoff learned much from the great master of the Russia of his youth, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky met Rachmaninoff when the younger composer was still a teenaged student, and he gave … Continue reading

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When winter remembers that it can be beautiful too

This winter has been rough, with three big snowstorms before and during Christmas, and then a pivot to wet and rainy and dreary in January…but yesterday we got snow again. Just a few inches, barely enough to inconvenience beyond brushing … Continue reading

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