Posted on October 28th, 2014
Decades ago, the Rach 3 had become my favorite piano concerto, often listening to it over and over on vinyl. I only found out about it because of my friend Bill, a piano major at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, who had become obsessed about learning to play the Rach 3, a famously difficult number to perform. Yuja Wang made it sound easy, as I listened to my old friend, this wonderful concerto. It ends with an explosion of crescendo and virtuosity, followed by an explosion of enthusiasm and appreciation from the audience, shouts of "Bravo" from various directions in the concert hall, triggering a chill shooting down my back. I thought about making a mix tape of the audience reactions to great musical performances!
Moments of Connection
Posted on October 22nd, 2014
Posted on October 6th, 2014
I call this a bookmark, because her two photography websites were inspiring to me. I have thousands of pictures of Thailand and one day I would like to display them on a website. I even have a domain name in mind for them. She obviously knows far more than I do about photography, but I have pictures of things in Thailand that are quite striking and certainly not as widely seen as the Eiffel Tower. So if I could present them on a website in a proper format, they could be of some use to the world at large. See Doc Searls link. Doc Searls link. I will visit her blogs again and see what she might be able to teach me about the presentation of images on the Internet.
I discovered that she uses Sony cameras and lenses, which gives me some degree of hope as most of my Thailand pictures have been taken with a Sony NEX-F3 camera, which I first discovered at the Wirecutter website when it ranked the F3 as "our favorite affordable mirrorless camera so far." I saw their review in May 2013 and bought one right away. I was shocked to discover that when I try to link to that original review, their website somehow redirects the original URL [http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-sony-nex-f3-is-our-favorite-affordable-mirrorless-camera-so-far/] to their current review of the Sony NEX-5T. This is pretty annoying, as it negates the idea of a permalink, a key basic tool at the heart of the Internet. They apparently want to limit their website to showing only their current recommendations.
Posted on October 3rd, 2014
- Hello, Everybody! The Dawn of American Radio by Anthony Rudel (2008), and
- Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination by Susan Douglas (1999).
Posted on September 27th, 2014
Posted on September 26th, 2014
Posted on September 25th, 2014
Posted on September 25th, 2014
Most journalists and those who are not that familiar with his life work don't know how well he can sing. In fact most young reporters who are sent out to cover a Dylan show arrive with preconceived notions about his singing and usually try to come up with some unusual metaphor to describe his singing, nearly always in an unfavorable light. Real Dylan fans skip over these silly reviews. They go to Dylan shows to see Bob perform and they don't care what anyone writes about the shows they see.
When He Returns
April 20, 1980
Posted on September 24th, 2014