18. December 2010 · Comments Off on Double Reed Christmas · Categories: Double Reed Christmas, Videos

Once again, the bassoons are at it:

18. December 2010 · Comments Off on Intentions · Categories: Read Online

I read this a lot on YouTube: I don’t own this. No copyright infringement intended.

It makes me laugh.

Now, that being said, I put things up here I find on YouTube, and it’s possible that what I’m putting up is breaking copyright. But if I see the “No copyright infringement intended” note I don’t put ’em up.

Am I ridiculous. Oh sure. But you already knew that, right? I try to be put things here that I think are posted on YouTube in a legal way. I’ve noticed YouTube “catches” a lot of them that aren’t placed that way … but I’m sure they don’t catch ’em all. As our world has changed, I’m sure some copyright law issues will change as well. I hope so. (Heck, I still can’t get copies of my own playing in symphony or opera. I can’t tell you how frustrating that is! I don’t need the whole performance; I merely want to get snippets now and then to either post here or to at least have in my possession.)

18. December 2010 · Comments Off on Depression & Musicians · Categories: Read Online

Behind the music: Why are musicians more likely to suffer from depression?
Creative artists are fifth in the top 10 professions with high rates of depressive illness. But does depression attract them to the job? Or does the job make them depressed?

I read that, and more, here.

It’s hard to know, though, if this is about all musicians — the only ones mentioned are pop sorts. I wonder if they only looked at them, or if they looked at the all of us ….

18. December 2010 · Comments Off on Advent: Day 21 · Categories: Advent

Arvo Pärt: Seven Magnificat Antiphons
Polyphony; Stephen Layton