I just read that Elliott Carter died today. He was nearing his 104th birthday.
“Instead of going to a concert and observing an orchestra, they’re actually a part of the orchestra, so it becomes a concert that they own. And because it’s done with professional musicians, then it has just an extraordinary opportunity for them to play with musicians at a level that they would never play when in third, fourth and fifth grade,” said Sue Biggs, music teacher at Redoubt and violinist with the orchestra.
As my few readers know, I’ve been doing this blogging thing for quite some time. Today I was searching on “Descendi” to make sure I hadn’t already posted the video I just posted, and I landed on a post that really embarrassed me. Fortunately it was from quite some time ago (2008, in fact), but in it I was so darn arrogant I wanted to slap myself (I didn’t). I deleted the darn thing. But I know there are more out there like that. Back then I was still learning about the whole blogging thing, I guess. Heck, I’m still learning. But I hate it when I blog arrogantly. I hate it when I put someone else down. That is never my intention. When I post my TQODs I try to remember that. I don’t mean to put anyone down or mock anyone, although I realize it does come across that way sometimes. Some things just make me smile and I figure it might bring a smile to others as well. Sometimes it is something that puzzles me or troubles me. Perhaps I should leave those alone, but I have been thinking that it’s good for all of us to read them and be reminded of what might be best left unsaid (or untweeted).
I’m going to have to think on that a while, though. Maybe the TQODs should stop. I’ll ponder a while ….
Just because …
The Byrd Ensemble sings Rore – Descendi in hortum meum
at the game i abandoned my oboe for cymbals and i got to crash them when they kicked the ball it was amAZINGgng