Monthly Archives: September 2007

Because reposting things from Gwen is fun

For the first three people who reply to me and re-post this challenge, I will send you something. It might be something I’ve made, or something cool from my hidden stash, it might be a mix CD – or a rubber duck, a book I think you will enjoy, or something else that is awesome. […]

Fires burn, heart beats strong, sing out loud the chain gang song.

Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm Rhythm is both the song's manacle and its demonic charge. It is the original breath. It is the whisper of unremitted demand. I. Penman, "The Annihilation of Rhythm." YouTube.com, Universal Music Group: Grace Jones, "Slave to the Rhythm Version 2" Discogs.com: Grace Jones, "Slave to the Rhythm" Google […]

‘To give a feeling of connection and relevance’

Royal Festival Hall Gala Celebration 5 […] "Everything in life is about personal relationships – including the way one feels about music. I want to create as many opportunities for people to have that 'aha' moment – give people the chance to really connect with the composers." […] […] "Musicians, like actors and writers, can […]

On Vox: ‘To give a feeling of connection and relevance’

[…] “Everything in life is about personal relationships – including the way one feels about music. I want to create as many opportunities for people to have that ‘aha’ moment – give people the chance to really connect with the… » Read more on Vox

‘Walk through the house. Take nothing. Eat nothing.’

Neil Gaiman – "Instructions"

On Vox: ‘Walk through the house. Take nothing. Eat nothing.’

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The man who killed the delirious party of late Romanticism

Glenn Gould – Webern […] Gould' s thoughts on ‘ideal' music were most vividly expressed in a few lines he wrote about Jan Sibelius in 1974: “at its best, his style partook of that spare, bleak, motivically stingy counterpoint that nobody south of the Baltic ever seems to write.” Spare, bleak, motivically stingy counterpoint. You […]

‘Could it be by the sea, Your Honor?’

Scene from "The 400 Blows": Antoine Runs Away […] He moves through the Paris streets (photographed with exhilarating clarity by Henri Decaë) confidently but a little anxiously, a trace of unease betrayed by an odd scurrying half-run he breaks into from time to time, as if he he’d suddenly remembered that someone was chasing him. […]

On Vox: ‘Could it be by the sea, Your Honor?’

[…] He moves through the Paris streets (photographed with exhilarating clarity by Henri Decaë) confidently but a little anxiously, a trace of unease betrayed by an odd scurrying half-run he breaks into from time to time, as if he he’d suddenly remembered that someone was chasing him. It’s the gait he uses in the movie’s […]

Route 66: Panels I’d hit at 2008 SXSWi

(cross-posted) I read descriptions for all 736 proposed panels at next year's South by Southwest Interactive Conference. Here are at least six dozen and half a dozen more that deserve either five-star or four-star ratings. That means any one would either justify my trip or I will definitely attend them. (This is not to slight […]