Category Archives: off topic

A not-too-difficult resolution, I hope

As there is now less than an hour left in 2015, I note with some chagrin that this blog post, the one I’m typing now, is my only blog post this year! I know, I know. This has been a problem … Continue reading

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Imperfect confidence

This image was being passed around on Facebook the other day. Assuming this is true, it might just mean that I’m the greatest composer ever!

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First steps toward a new look

I am trying out a new theme for the blog. The old one was one I designed myself with the aid of Artisteer. It’s a useful program, but using it doesn’t make me a website designer any more than owning … Continue reading

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Dance to your own music

A while back, Alex Ross posted a link to an interesting video of the Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen dancing to his own music (Tryticon for percussion and orchestra). I linked to the same video on my Facebook page, along with the … Continue reading

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Six degrees of Daniel Powers

Ever play Six Degrees of Separation? Yesterday NPR’s classical music blog, Deceptive Cadence, did a post linking Mozart to Neil Sedaka. Briefly, it begins with Mozart, whose youngest son Franz Xaver taught somebody who taught somebody who taught Rosina Lhévinne … Continue reading

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You pay your singers?

Several months ago, while trolling the web in search of diversion, I happened to come across a link to Xtranormal, a fun little site offering users the ability to make computer-generated animated videos in a text-based browser. It’s a program … Continue reading

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