Award season is picking up, but everyone knows the best parties are after the Microtonys.
No, seriously. When was the last time you actually read the thing?
Happy Fourth of July.
Last weekend I went to Boston to endorse the wedding of two good friends (Congratulations again Andrew and Erica) and while Angela is off in Rome I took the opportunity to briefly live the bachelor life with my friend, composer Joe Colombo, who himself is shortly off to San Francisco. As a musicologist and composer, our carousing took a decidedly pretentious turn as we decided to go see Terrence Malick's bewildering new movie The Tree of Life.
Instrumentals journals of the late 19th century, much like movies taped off of cable in the 1980s, are almost as valuable for the advertisements as for the main content.
(via A Close Shave, conductor Timothy Verville's new blog which seems set on angering people in a very intellectually sound way. He also provides this service in person.)
Even the silly number of Mac pundits that I follow have had a difficult time comprehending the sheer breadth of information that was thrown at them during last Monday's WWDC keynote. Analysis has come out in drips and drabs, some about iOS 5, some about Lion, and terribly few about iCloud. All of this was accompanied by a lot of handwringing that everything was different now, as though Steve Jobs had singlehandedly ushered in the Singularity.
So you might have heard that Radiohead has wished us all a happy Valentimes. But it appears that The King Of Limbs will be released in a more Reznor-style format than the Bandcamp model of In Rainbows, except with only two gradations rather than eight or something. So what's a Newspaper Album?
I originally wrote this several months ago to post after coming back from the Huddersfield New Music Festival, intending to post it to the blog for my post-tonal analysis class. For some reason that didn't happen, and having just recently ran into a friend of mine who also terms himself an acousmatic musician I figured it would be interesting to post here. Also, Go Packers.
Well, this is closer than last year anyway. And it's always good to improve, right?