Vic Toews becoming a freaking judge was the most predicted patronage appointment since Harper put Duffy into the Senate, and we know how well that turned out.
It looks terrible. The bench should not be used as a retirement home for burnt out politicians. That’s what the Senate is for, and certain consular offices.
Tom Lehrer is a Renaissance Man of the twentieth century. He’s not only a composer, pianist, and singer, who lectures extensively on musical theatre; he’s also a published and teaching mathematician.
Mystro is a particular fan of Dr. Lehrer’s work and has performed it on several occasions, when our choir replaces rehearsal with Talent Nite.
Last week was our singing teacher’s student cabaret. Upon learning, maybe a month ago, that the Italian aria he had been working on wouldn’t do for a cabaret, Arb had to scramble for some different, lighter repertoire, and decided to follow Mystro’s example. Here’s the (Read more…)
Drawn moments ago in Musical Paint app
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Lets drink to the hard working people Lets think of the lowly of birth Spare a thought for the rag taggy people Lets drink to the salt of the earth
Lets drink to the hard working people Lets drink to the salt of the earth Lets drink to the two thousand million Lets think of the humble of birth
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2, is the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt, and by far the most famous of the set. It offered the pianist to reveal his exceptional virtuoso skills while providing the listener with an immediate musical appeal. Composed in 1847 and first published by Ricordi as piano solo, this work showcases Liszt’s nationalist influences. Its inmediate succes led to the creation of orchestral and duet piano versions.
By the late 19th century, the technical challenges of the piano solo version led to its unofficial acceptance as a standard by which every notable pianist could (Read more…)
Hi readers, February’s band is Ween!
Conceived in New Hope, Pennsylvania by Gene and Dean Ween, Ween has achieved tremendous underground success with a cult following that has taken their music all over the world, yet has never really become well known in mainstream American pop music.
Despite being generally referred to as Rock Music, Ween reaches a quite extensive variety of genres, bridging rock, funk, soul, electronic, psychedelic, just to name a few. As well as being musically proficient, Ween has a noticeably strong element of absurdity and quirky humor.
If you haven’t heard them before, or if it’s (Read more…)
For The Intransigent One. My heart, my love, my life.
O mor henion i dhu: Ely siriar, el sila Ai! Aniron Undomiel
Tiro! el eria e mor I ‘lir en el luitha ‘uren. Ai! Aniron…
******* From darkness I understand the night dreams flow, a star shines Ah! I desire Evenstar
Look! A star rises out of the darkness The song of the star enchants my heart Ah! I desire…
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We are sadly out of the CBC Signature series but do not despair gentle readers Stephen Malinowski has been translating some fantastic scores into his visualization process: so today we look at Cumba-Quín, by Carlos Rafael Rivera, performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
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Pete Seeger has died. It’s trending everywhere. Which in a sense is all the proof I need of my thesis. It’s heartening to see that a life well lived, an inestimable contribution to music and politics will carry on. Kinda like the songbook you know? Well, exactly like the songbook(s), the recordings, the writings and […]
Pete Seeger, 1919-2014Musician, Activist, Environmentalist. Socialist.
We’ve reached the summit folks. C major is the final key in the CBC Signatures Series. Thank you to all who have come along for the ride enjoying the music, writing down pieces that caught your ear and generally have a great time listening to wonderful music.
The C major scale (often just C or key of C) consists of the pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. Its key signature has no flats/sharps.
Its relative minor is A minor, and its parallel minor is C minor.
C major is one of the most common (Read more…)
A few people requested a playlist – here you go. Enjoy Guy Gerber Clarian & Guy Gerber Martyn Nautiluss DVS1 tommyfourseven Mickey Pearce Please recommend anything in a similar fashion […]
The B♭ (B-flat) major scale consists of the pitches B♭, C, D, E♭, F, G, and A. Its key signature has two flats, B/E (see below: Scales and keys).
Its relative minor is G minor, and its parallel minor is B♭ minor.
Many transposing instruments are pitched in B-flat major, including the clarinet, trumpet, tenor saxophone, and soprano saxophone.
A few famous works in B flat major:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (Bach) Piano Concerto No. 15 (Mozart) Piano Concerto No. 27 (Mozart) Piano Sonata No. 11 (Beethoven) Piano Concerto No. 2 (Beethoven) Symphony (Read more…)
Poets! Jim They got it Spoken words They do’em Love still on board But it sort of got worse *just kidding* Stonehenge Not solved Only a few tribes gone Light My Fire Muthafucka Seriously It Got Better Love ya!
I’m starting a short series of 3 blog posts today deliberately with the top climate change story in Canada. There are huge stories also in the RoboCon election fraud scandal, and the PMO-Senate scandals, but it’s climate change that will have the longest lasting impact in Canada and the world.
Canadians have been fortunate for a long time, in that few of us consider the possibility of living through a war on our own soil. Most Canadians are people, however. All people on Earth are at risk of experiencing war, and Canada is even involved in one today, but not (Read more…)
Just Kids is a memoir by the artist and musician Patti Smith, about her life and relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The book is a memoir of both Smith’s and Mapplethorpe’s coming of age as artists, and of the path of their relationships, both with each other and with other people who were formative in their young lives. Just Kids is also a memoir of New York City in the 1970s, especially of certain slices of the art and music scenes.
Although Smith met and hung out with many famous musicians, artists, and writers during the time she writes about, (Read more…)
Happy New Year!
This months band is The Nursery.
Riddled with unforgettable guitar and synth driven hooks, in an impeccably well organized fusion of soulful, oddball pop-rock and dreamy folk, The Nursery stand alone and defy genres with their upbeat sound. Tied together by lyrical and vocal prowess, their songs are cohesive and ear catching. Carnival Nature, the band’s first album is a perfect summary of their quirky catchiness. Laden with unorthodox instrumental splashes of sound effects, The Nursery hone an experience that is truly carnival nature.
Check them out below, and on stage Jan 30th at Bovine Sex Club (Read more…)
For the past 25 years, I have had a mysterious page in Latin, held in a cheap picture frame, and stored in a closet for many years. It’s a two-sided page from a book, printed in black and red letters. I bought it at a used-book store in Toronto back when I lived there and […]
finger taps and cat yowls
Some accidental interesting results from fooling about in Yellowfier
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G-sharp minor is a minor scale based on G♯, consisting of the pitches G♯, A♯, B, C♯, D♯, E, and F♯.
Few symphonies are written in G♯ minor; among them are Nikolai Myaskovsky’s 17th Symphony, Christopher Schlegel’s 5th Symphony, and an abandoned work of juvenilia by Marc Blitzstein.
Despite the key rarely being used in orchestral music other than to modulate, it is not entirely uncommon in keyboard music, as in the sonatas of Scriabin. For orchestration of piano music, some theorists recommend transposing the music to G minor or A minor. If G-sharp minor must absolutely be used, (Read more…)