Category Archives: Music

Vangelis, part 3

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Vangelis RIP, part 2

A few more thoughts today, about Vangelis’ music.

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Vangelis RIP, post 1

NPR, 19 May 2022: Vangelis, famed film composer and synth pioneer, dead at 79

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Rolf Dobelli, STOP READING THE NEWS

Published in German, 2019, in English, 2020, by Sceptre. This is a short book on an idea that seems counter-intuitive. But I love counter-intuitive ideas, those that challenge my provisional conclusions about the world, especially if a book on such … Continue reading

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Berlin in 1993; The Dark 21st Century; Wordle

Today’s L&Qs&Cs, about where the 21st century is heading after the optimism of the 1990s, with a recollection about being in Berlin in 1993. Today’s endpiece, about Wordle.

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The Most Beautiful Music in the World: Mahler s5m2

It’s a passage of just over a minute, beginning at 17:50 of this Claudio Abbado performance of Mahler’s 5th symphony, and about four minutes into the second movement. It’s as if the world stops, ponders, and reflects. Then re-emerges, confidant. … Continue reading

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Today’s Classic Song/Video: In the Air Tonight

“I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes…” “I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life … I can feel it in the air tonight” Memorably used in the … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: Radiohead; Originalism; Principia; Trump brain rot; Homeschooling; Art v Religion

Catching up on links saved over the past week or so. Vox: Radiohead and sadness: a data analysis. Fascinating. \\\ Vox: Judicial originalism as myth It’s always struck me that Judicial originalism — the idea that nothing can be inferred … Continue reading

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George Michael

I did a Facebook post about my favorite George Michael songs — typically for me, the introspective ballads. My favorite George Michael song– Mother’s Pride. It’s only about the song; I’ve never seen the video until just now. “And all … Continue reading

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You Will Love This One

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a favorite song. These are times that come Only once in your life Or twice if you’re lucky

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