Saturday, 28th of January, 2006
Picture - An accident stops all the traffic on Interstate 55. So what does the typical St. Louis driver do? Pull a U-turn, drive the wrong way down the Interstate onramp to get off the highway, and get in an accident of their own at the intersection, because the onramp has no traffic signals for traffic coming down it the wrong way! Those four cars coming down the onramp are just among the dozens that were doing this this evening, in heavy rain.
Thursday, 12th of January, 2006
Here's a nifty toy you can get now, the iDJ. Plug in 2 iPods and start mixing.
Wednesday 11th of January, 2006
Saturday, 7th of January, 2006
These are stories and test questions accumulated by music teachers in the state of Missouri, circa 1989.
- Just about any animal skin can be stretched over a frame to make a pleasant sound once the animal is removed.
Anyone who can read all the instrument notes at the same time gets to be the conductor.
The concertmaster of an orchestra is always the person who sits in the first chair of the first violins. This means that when a person is elected concertmaster, he has to hurry up and learn how to play a violin real good.
When electric currents go through them, guitars start making sounds. So would anybody.
A tuba is much larger than its name.
A harp is a nude piano.
My favorite composer is Opus.
My very best liked piece of music is the Bronze Lullaby.
Probably the most marvelous fugue was the one between the Hatfields and the McCoys.
I know what a sextet is but I had rather not say.
Thursday, 5th of January, 2006
Watched the first half of the movie version of Fiddler on the Roof tonight with Haley - what a great musical! John Williams went and arranged an awesome score for it, and with Isaac Stern on fiddle the movie ends up to be a great musical experience.
Wednesday, 4th of January, 2006
I was just looking up random airplanes today and I came across the Tupolev Tu-114. Here's a plane that seats 220 passengers, hits 600 mph, and is not powered by a jet, but rather four of the strongest turboprop engines ever. When Russia showed it to the world in the 50s, it was probably quite a shocker - and it did regular non-stop flights from Moscow to Havana.