18. November 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Books, Links, Ramble

I’m a slow reader. Mostly because I don’t take the time to read, actually. (I spend too much time with my computer … can you tell?) But I did finish Angle of Repose (I still love the book, after all these years.) and I’m finally beginning Alex Ross’s book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. I’m only a short way in, but I’m already fascinated. I play music, but I don’t know all that much about the composers, to be honest. (I spent my college years in space cadet land. And no, not because it was the 70s and I did any drugs—believe it or not, I never did that stuff! Too chicken, I guess!—I just wasn’t the best student in the world! How I graduated “with great distinction” is beyond me!). So this is like going back to school … with an excellent instructor! (My music history instructor in college could put us to sleep in the first five minutes of class.)

Anyway, you can expect to see some quotes here that I’ll find as I read!

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