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A Journey into Sound, Vol II, part I

by rg Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 07:56:40 PM EST


Dmitri Shostakovich's first piano concerto, with Dmitri on piano.  

Dmitri Shostakovich plays Schostakovich Concerto No. 1 (5:44)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CdAbwSxtLk

The world is going to hell, heaven appears at dawn, stays with us through the day, we fall into it when we close our eyes--if we are blessed, lucky, canny, and enjoy a good laugh--or even a wry smile--humour!  The evil lack a sense of it.

Not that it gets anything done, the idea--the idea is that we should make sure there's lots of humour in the doing of the non-humorous activities; that way we get to keep the good humours!

Ah, fantastic!

The Shostakovich, I mean--I'm on my second listen of the piece above, there's the cowboy moment, it only lasts ten seconds out of five minutes, but the first time I heard it, it stood out.  When I re-listened to it last week, I noticed, I noted the piano intro followed by the trumpet--piano and trumpet, and Dmitri's excellent musicality.

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(5:21, it's almost finished, the trumpet, wavering!)

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Backgammon

I used to play go, now I play backgammon.  Those crazy dice!

"The thing about him (=me), he sees all these intricate combinations in the dice, and--they're not there!"

I hope that I don't fall in love with you by Tom Waits (3:54)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqV8mpTfBHc

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I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest this evening, long time no see, and I found it great and...slow.  I resisted and now I'm pondering change and time, how you can speed up reflexes, but some scenes run slow, they're making their point at a certain speed, you'll miss what's going on if you just click and flip, and this won't make sense if you watch the videos--I hope you enjoy 'em!--or vice versa, or the opposite, maybe an orthogonal

Okay, okay!  Everybody knows.  Jollifications!

Fela Kuti: Music Is A Weapon (1:52)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq7IPEJiRI8

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Ah!

Richard Pryor: PRISON (6:21)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txp8B4ek_kk

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Trumpets

When I was young, I wanted to play the trumpet.  We had a test, it happened once a year.  The brass teacher would give us the mouthpiece for a trumpet, ask us to blow a noise out of it, as I remember it there was only me in that room, so maybe we did it one at a time.  I got the baritone.

I just couldn't get a note out of that small trumpet mouthpiece.  Or maybe I could, but not enough to be allowed to learn it, which meant carrying it--and not the terribly heavy baritone--from my house to the school once a week.  Ah, the baritone.  I never got the hang of it, though now I apprecitate the deeper brass instruments,

ach--the piece couldn't be found.  Gypsy bands.  Ah, hold on.

Yes, I see a connection...Gypsy music; Black Cat, White Cat; backgammon, there's gambling, dice...

Ah... ah!  Here it is, arriving at the thirty sixth second.

Bubamara - Goran Bregovic (3:53)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg44qKSbsdQ

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Heh!  The nights are drawing in.  This next is for Fran and the rest of the news crew.  

le nuvole (De Andrè) (2:01)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KLcyisBytU

Good winterings!

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Yay, so you havent been eaten by crocodiles/ abducted by aliens.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:00:49 PM EST
Both!  In one week!  I mean, what were the odds?

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:09:19 PM EST
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about 2000 to 1, but I didn't have any cash on me when I visited the bookies.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:11:08 PM EST
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Damn that credit crunch.  

In the interests of science (and while they were deciding who got which limb) The crocodiles explained the dynamics of crunches to me, they went through a serious one about...oh...150,000,000 years ago was their guess.

"Same old same old," one of them sighed, and I took that opportunity to say, "Look!  A wounded zebra!" and then I legged it out of there...

...only to be kidnapped by aliens who have a whole time stretch thing going on, and yes, I had a great series of lives, some not so good ones, saw a couple of stars explode, met some interesting lifeforms.  They were friendly, the aliens.  They dropped me back fifteen seconds before I jumped into the crocodile infested river with the words (okay, they were direct vibrations of my brain, but they sounded like...):

"Don't jump into that river, it's full of crocodiles."

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:34:50 PM EST
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Crocodiles are pretty knowledgeable about crunches. I'm surprised they explained though. Usually they do show not tell.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:04:55 AM EST
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PS Good to see you again, rg, with these brilliant diaries.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 07:17:25 AM EST
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Ah...the cogitating crocs.  I blame those nature films for this "they'll just eat anything, rip tear, small brains, all instinct, no reflection" myth.  Truth is, the people with the video cameras sit down beforehand with the crocs and explain, "Yes, well, I know you like to discuss economics with your victims prior to eating them.  And yes, your sauces and dips are very nice.  But...the public wants gnashing.  Teeth.  Ripping and tearing.  Can you do that?  Oh, btw, that herd of zebras over there...are for you...if you know what I mean."

Unfortunately I have come to an agreement with other people chez rg that we will be going through an abstinence regime in re: screens and output thereof.  To whit: part 2 will be arriving sometime around midwinter.

Also, those aliens were back last night, they explained...well....it's all very complicated.

In the meantime, for your very good self:

Cough cough!  I don't know how that happened.

On a more serious note, here's the second movement--the Lento--from the Shostakovich mentioned above:



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 08:03:16 AM EST
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Unfortunately I have come to an agreement with other people chez rg that we will be going through an abstinence regime in re: screens and output thereof. ;To whit: part 2 will be arriving sometime around midwinter.

Those bloody aliens can realy run up your phone and broadband bills with all that "Phone home" malarkey

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 09:46:09 AM EST
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You talking about ET ?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 10:02:12 AM EST
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could be ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 10:17:09 AM EST
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rg, you have been missed!

That was the consensus in Paris.....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:27:04 PM EST
Hey, Chris!  Did you all manage to work a bit of time to discuss setting up this new financial organisation that is going to produce mucho renewable energy?  I hear the banking system has blown up and decent poor people are looking for new investment opportunities!

Heh....I want to be Crazy Horse's assistant.

I will be introduced thusly.

"He knows nothing about wind farms, but hey!"

Milo Minderbinder Memorial LLP is ready to go at any moment--he she and they will be my employer.

Aroogah!  It's late,  my Wednesdays have turned into Fridays, my best wishes to all in Paris--may there be merriment and passion!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:44:25 PM EST
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Yo! rg,  Bringing the sweet lightening of inspiration.  And here's a little treat from the latest incarnation, my bud Trudell.



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 04:10:18 PM EST
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wow, what great slide playing.

whole thing was brilliant

muchas gracias

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 04:53:50 PM EST
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Thanks!  I have noaccess to music (to post on ET, I mean) for a couple of months.  In the meantime, here's some DIY music gear.  If we all take turns and practice, we can set up a Jam session at melo's place in the spring, maybe!



There are lots more, grab a few, make some noise--sooner or later we will all enjoy the fruits of our labours!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 10:14:48 AM EST
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... bring Cowboy Bebop to my mind, since I'm just about to finish the series right now.

Seatbelts - Tank

Seatbelts - The Real Folk Blues

Fela! Fela Kuti - Teacher Don't Teach Nonsense


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 11:22:04 PM EST
Ah, fantastic Bruce!  For you--



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 11:20:27 AM EST
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rg did you see the new Jason Carter vidlinks I posted here?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 11:47:50 AM EST
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No--that might have been during my alien abduction.  This was playing as the great star they'd worshipped lo those seven billion years finally exploded.

"Rachmaninov?" I said.

"Of course," the Rachmaninov fans replied.



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 04:09:02 PM EST
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I love that Bluegrass ... a clearer clip of the song, from the Crossroads Festival

That other one ... I dunno. I'd have to say that I ... uh ... just don't know.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 02:03:20 PM EST
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Heh!  Issa particle ar!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 03:44:41 PM EST
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the dmitri intro sounded almost like a protoboogie bassline, and the right hand's sparse, angular melody quite 'outside'. loved it.

nicest tom waits song, he's not imitating himself, sweet n simple, clever lyric, but it's the heart in the chords, rhythm and vocals that charms.

fela's groove is so magnetic, the piano noodlin' away almost aimlessly, music like a warm bath of colours...

nice selection!

and so good to have you back :)

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Sep 21st, 2008 at 05:54:29 AM EST
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bring Cowboy Bebop to my mind, since I'm just about to finish the series right now

A 4 for that alone :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 03:14:10 PM EST
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Yay! rg is back, with a bang!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 02:02:48 AM EST
And for you, the bang is followed (as time now travels backwards as well as forwards) by a--



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 11:22:52 AM EST
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A final piece--and may your autumns be most enjoyable!



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 04:58:24 PM EST
Nice to hear you again, rg! I missed your presence on ET...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 03:15:21 PM EST
Thanks!  I can't remember which of these it is that I particularly like (all of them), so here's a bottle of each for you and yours--




Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 10:25:37 AM EST
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What a pleasant surprise to return from the meetup and see you posted a diary. You've been missed. :-)
by Fran on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 04:18:48 PM EST
Fran!  I was hoping you'd enjoy it.  Now I must go and work on the following (and the two below it!  Not to mention the others!) for the next two or three months.

As always,

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o180/brandonmay8/namaste.jpg)

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 10:50:45 AM EST
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Hope you still catch this one:

(Shugo Tokumaru: Parachute)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 06:21:06 PM EST
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Ah!  I went looking for some japanese music--and came across this piece, I started watching, and I imagined...first I thought of you, and together with that came an image of sumo, DoDo and sumo and not the dancing, no, but the...shamisen....then we were in a club in Japan somewhere, "Yeah, marco has brought us to this club, and here we are, comfortable, and on the stage we have...

Shamisen Vs. Shamisen

duelling shamizen!"



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Tue Sep 30th, 2008 at 06:18:06 PM EST
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Hooray rg!  I'm so glad to see you!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 at 02:30:41 PM EST
rg is back,
rg is back,
and i´m late,
and i´m late.
i´m glad i don´t make a sound,
i´m glad i don´t make a sound.

It´s good to hear your music, rg!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 at 03:17:09 PM EST


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