Unmarked

In addition to being one of my favorite Yaz tunes: I discovered today that it’s also a sociology term Sociologists have a very useful concept: the unmarked category.  An unmarked category is present when the category is considered so normal or ordinary in a particular context that it goes unnoticed.  The category is the default […]

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BWV 1008 – Cello suite No. 2 in D minor – All of Bach

One of my ongoing joys in life is a weekly-ish email from the ‘All of Bach’ project in the Netherlands. Not just a well-filmed and recorded performance, but conductor/performer notes and historical context. I have a few performances of the cello suites, and prefer Rostropovich but this is well worth your time. It’s odd, I’m used to […]

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Troll level: Expert

So there’s this Japanese band that we like, ‘World Order‘. It’s… complicated. I mean, their lead singer has the improbable name of Genki Sudo (cue xkcd link), they perform slow-motion-realtime synchronized dances with amazing choreography while wearing suits. Random screen cap: It’s … unique. Try ‘Machine Civilization‘ to start with. Their latest bears the pitch-black title […]

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Jet trails in the sunset

Jet trails in the sunset Long way away Cutting ‘cross the horizon and the end of the day And it calls out to me Come fly away — James McMurtry, “Too Long in the Wasteland”. A song that I discovered long ago on a music sampler CD, found in the used bin of a music […]

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