31. May 2007 · Comments Off on Sometimes Articles Make Me Laugh · Categories: imported, Other People's Words

It would take a Beethoven to do justice to the final triumphant rise in the stock market yesterday, the one that carried the S&P to an all time high of 1530.2 in the index, and 1534.5 in futures. Indeed, Beethoven could have written the ninth symphony about the last few days in the markets, with the long battle between minor and major in the first movements finally giving rise to the triumphal Ode to Joy at the end.

Maybe it’s just me, but reading the above just cracked me up. RTWT if you want.

Okay. That is all. Goodnight.

31. May 2007 · Comments Off on Now It All Makes Sense · Categories: imported, Videos

Thanks to Cooper I’ve been introduced to the inspiration for Star Wars.

It explains so much! (Although I feel as if some of the music belongs in a Lord of the Rings parody instead.)

31. May 2007 · Comments Off on “Found” Music · Categories: imported, Ramble

So this guy goes to concerts and records the intermissions. He then creates works from what he’s recorded. He says he doesn’t edit, so you are getting the “real thing.” I’m not sure what I think about all of this, aside from the fact that I would guess it might get pretty boring to listen to. It seems mostly like a novelty item to buy. Would I listen to this more than once? Okay … maybe twice, just to try and figure out what the heck this is! It’s called “SF Variations” so I expected to hear San Francisco Symphony. Nope. Flutes. Lots of flutes. I hear the hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Oh! Susannah” in the mix. Hmmm. Ives? Still? Just arrangements of tunes for flutes. Anyone know?

As to the legality of it all … I’m mainly in the, “Meh, whatever,” camp. I wouldn’t pay $14 for the CD, though. I get plenty of intermission noise for free. You can too, if you just go to concerts.