Re: Listen to this

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This part is interesting

But he notes, as many have, that rhythmic complexity standards have risen miraculously among the younger generation

Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 6:41 PM
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I like parts of it a lot (especially when the lower thrumming starts about a third of the way in), but I find it quite distracting when it comes back to recognizable Monk tunes.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 6:44 PM
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I enjoy this.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 6:53 PM
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Fight!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 6:55 PM
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You have to fight. She already pwned you once today.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 7:06 PM
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He is doing the dishes and bringing me a glass of wine. No fight needed.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 7:11 PM
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We have seen Hokey Pokey and he is us.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 7:11 PM
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5,6: Nah, first night at Pwned Club you gotta fight.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 7:13 PM
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I wasn't doing dishes. I was filling the tub with packing peanuts.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 7:21 PM
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9: Eureka!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 7:23 PM
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If you put the packing peanuts in the tub, how do you keep the dishes from breaking when the spin cycle starts?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 7:58 PM
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Break 'em before it starts. Duh?


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 8:00 PM
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12: Win. And speaking of win and to make up for unfunny ST-directed "humor" by me on this thread, a belated shout out for "Well, it was the style at the time." from the onion up a horse's ass thread. I did not remark on it at the time as I assumed everyone would get it and it is a bit of an overused reference, but in retrospect I suspect not that many got it and your use of it was much better than most. There was some other unremarked-upon little gem of yours I noted recently but I can't recall it well enough to unfunnily rehash it.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 8:23 PM
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7: That one was pretty damn surreal until the context became clear.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:40 PM
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I assumed everyone would get it and it is a bit of an overused reference, but in retrospect I suspect not that many got it and your use of it was much better than most.

I think your retrospection needs glasses.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:44 PM
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Why do all the Gawker sites totally suck now? Maybe they're trying to reduce the amount of traffic they get?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:48 PM
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16: Is that a reference to the NYS Congressman thing? I tried to follow a news report on it while getting a haircut this evening. My favorite moment was something like:

Wolf Blitzer: "And have we confirmed that the photo of the Congressman is authentic? That it's not Photoshopped?"
Reporter: "No."
[continue to show photo every 30 seconds for next twenty minutes]


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:52 PM
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No, I'm referring to how they've taken their whole network of websites and made them un-navigable and useless.

I don't get the Congressman thing, either. A married politician cheating on his wife? This has never happened before? This requires a resignation?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 9:57 PM
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Some liveblogging, heebie. It's like you can't even comment on unfogged with your alleged "baby". No match for my iPhone, boy.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:00 PM
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It's over. I don't even have a hand held live blogging device.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:09 PM
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A married politician cheating on his wife? This has never happened before? This requires a resignation?

I was uncharitably assuming it made the Boehner cry.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:09 PM
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Oh look, my comment is nonsensical because I misread your joke.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:11 PM
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22: that's what a baby'll getcha.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:12 PM
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This baby'll be a goldmine in the talkies, I tell you what.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:13 PM
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I did enjoy it. Praise you, young Ben. But I agree with Blume that the more recognizably Monkish it is, it makes it hard to concentrate on the polyrhythmy. Kronos' Monk suite comes to mind.

I predict that Ben and perhaps others will enjoy this piece (for those not inclined to listen, it's a piece for string quartet with a slowly disintegrating theme from Schumann, and it ends with the metaphorical death of the cellist).


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:14 PM
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it ends with the metaphorical death of the cellist

What, the performers read Barthes and thought "You know, he's just not specific enough"?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:20 PM
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No match for my iPhone, boy.

Despite escaping the usual hype from MacRumors, the forthcoming Wi-Fi-enabled iPoo will solve this problem.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:26 PM
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25: and it starts with the quartet yelling something in unison. Who does this guy think he is, George Crumb?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:29 PM
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26: More literally, it's a hunt in which the cellist becomes the prey. Widmann may have been playing with the idea of assaulting an underlying harmonic organization as represented by the bass line, or maybe he was just fucking around.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:31 PM
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How is that more literal?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:34 PM
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Because the piece is the Jagdquartett.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:37 PM
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So the hunt is unsuccessful?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:38 PM
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Sounds to me as if it succeeded.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:39 PM
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My dear Ben, let's have no more of this; you'll make nothing of it. I'd rather have you whistle a Scottish tune.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:43 PM
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I'll make nothing of it! I, yet.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-11 10:54 PM
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15: Which lens?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-10-11 6:13 AM
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I quite like the piece, but I do agree that it gets a little 'blurred'. I think I tend to prefer earlier stuff that does similar things with rhythm -- some of Reich's stuff, for example.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-10-11 6:16 AM
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More literally, it's a hunt in which the cellist becomes the prey.

Terrible elevator pitches, number 3 in a series: "Predator: The Opera".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 02-10-11 7:08 AM
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nosflow: I ran the idea of Totatlism by the bassoon-playing barista today, she being a recent graduate of another music program in the neighborhood of the linked-to post's author. She said she was familiar with the idea of "total" but in relation to monkeying around with pitch—tuning different sections to A-440 vs. A-443, or something similar thereto. We then had a pleasant chat about hemiola, but I forgot to give her your number. MY BAD.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-10-11 11:31 AM
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You're useless.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-10-11 11:45 AM
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