Guess the song

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Boingboing has a link to a video of San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Muriel Maffre performing “Ballet Mori”…conducted by the earth. It’s a “musical composition modulated line in real time by the fluctuations of the Earth’s movement as measured by a networked seismometer at the Hayward Fault”. The 3 minute dance was in commemoration of the 1906 San Francisco Quake. …

Entropy Circus, strawberries and popsicles

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Earlier was having a very nice time sitting here eating strawberries and listening to Entropy Circus’ The Goats & The Peacock from Open Source Audio. I came across it through doing a search for Caruso. And there was Entropy Circus, because it incorporates Caruso in one of the tracks. I started listening and pretty much immediately felt good (the flu/cold …

The Cadence Chamber Duet – Just in case you think Baroque isn’t exciting

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At the moment I’m listening to the most extraordinary CD. It’s the Cadence Chamber Duet. She is Olena Yergiyeva, the violin part of the team. He is Ivan Yergiyev, and he plays the accordion. I don’t always listen to music while writing because though music can fuel it can also falsely substitute mood which isn’t making it into words. But …

The Show Must Go On (not, but seems to be)

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“Pinocchio, you’ve returned!” And here am I, the first decent morning I’ve had in a while, the whale’s mouth opening a crack. H.o.p. is running in to yell, “The garbage truck is here! The garbage truck is here!” Bang, boom, crash. He sits back down at the computer to draw some more of the marvelous pictures of robots he’s been …

Wacom and plainchant

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This is going to take some getting used to, but, oh yeah, Wacom! Listening to madrigals and drawing with the new Wacom, a fine way to spend an evening. Except I don’t have any madrigals, for which reason I’m at Amazon clicking over and over again on offered selections. And as it turns out, H.o.p. likes madrigals. “Again, again, again!” …

Thumbs Carllile

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With a nod to Dharma Bums who got me started thinking about it. Rexroth’s Daughter wrote a beautiful post on the how and why she is a collector of handshakes and her passion for it is a beautiful one unsullied by dropping-name ambitions, each handshake opening to the worlds of those others and the people with whom they’ve shaken hands, …