Wednesday, January 27, 2010

people's history

Howard Zinn has passed away. He was going to speak at the school I teach at next week. I was going to try to go. Oh well. Rest in peace.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

allegro non troppo 2

Bolero, part 2

allegro non troppo 1

Bolero, first half

Bolero, neurological disorders

I am playing Bolero next weekend, so I thought I might post something about it. Like that Ravel suffered from some sort of degenerative neurological problem, and that people have been trying to link that to Bolero. I was trying to find the article I heard about a while ago, but I can't seem to. Here is the best I could find on NPR: possibility of Alzheimers, or perhaps another disorder. But the one I remember was not about Alzheimers, but rather, some sort of disease that made you repeat patterns. They were talking about some artists and quilt-makers having the disorder, as well. Anyway, the videos are more from one of my favorite movies, Allegro non troppo, and I quite like them. Hope you do too.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Of interest lately:

A strongman.

A good interview.

Planet Earth. (seriously amazing to watch)

The Road (great book! Now I want to see the movie).

I would also like to see Heath Ledger's last movie.

Cooking good food.

Trying to stay on top of things.