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A Vignette Which, to the Best of My Memory, Actually Happened at the Liquor Store Where I Work Some Nights

Submitted by Andy on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 19:03

(enter stage left Walrusman, a unkempt gentleman who brings in returns but never makes purchases. He places thirteen empty cans on the counter.)

WALRUSMAN: I have fifteen.

ANDY: No, you have thirteen.

WALRUSMAN: That's fifteen.

(Andy prints a receipt)

ANDY: Thirteen.

WALRUSMAN: You have no soul.

ANDY: Sure.

WALRUSMAN: What does your mother think of you?

ANDY: She probably thinks I could apply myself more, but otherwise I believe she thinks well.

WALRUSMAN: What are you doing in the fall?

The Belgian Emissary

Submitted by Andy on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 10:22

Two years ago I made my senior circuit debut as a musicologist at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Minimalism in Kansas City. I really can't imagine a better place for me to have done that, since it was perhaps the only moment possible where major scholars would have tolerated a rigorous pitch analysis of a work that they not only had never heard but was titled Crazy Nigger.

Matchmaker Matchmaker

Submitted by Andy on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 17:20

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.

Acousmatic Music at Huddersfield

Submitted by Andy on Sun, 02/06/2011 - 09:24

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.

Does It Make A Sound?

Submitted by Andy on Sun, 10/17/2010 - 08:33

Andrew Paul Jackson, the composer whose Aphorism I I premiered with Angela last May, has started a blog to expound on his own works as well as eventually talk about Nietschze and Shostakovich. I assume that the title is a pithy comment about no one reading said blog, so I aim to correct that. As a bonus, judging from the first post he has also recently gone insane.