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Goldberg Variations

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The 1955 version Glenn Gould is sitting in my head now, getting through Bach’s music with a dexterity that I did not know that a person could have. I believe that they were written to help a rich man fall asleep. The net is too slow for me to verify this immediately. The workings of Gould’s fingers tangle up my mind. It is appropriate that I write to this — trying to make sense of my own […]

Take a walk with me

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(from an episode of Rizzoli & Isles) The actor here (the one on the left) is Bruce McGill, who is one of the stars of Rizzoli & Isles, as you know because I just said so. You might be wondering, though, if you’ve seen him before — I mean, besides in Rizzoli & Isles. Here — in Animal House … “Daniel Simpson Day … Has no grade point average.”

Singers, ranked

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The Vocal Ranges of the Greatest Singers.  From Mariah Carey‘s ear-piercing whistle to Barry White‘s deep bassy growl, compare the vocal ranges of today’s top artists with the greatest of all time. (via ConcertHotels.com). Related articles Axl Rose has a larger vocal range than Mariah Carey AXL ROSE revealed as ‘greatest singer of all time’ in study Axl Rose Not World’s Greatest Singer

Leo Kottke at the Boulder Theater

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  Streaming into the Boulder Theater And so a couple of nights ago, on an evening that was even for Boulder, Colorado, unseasonably cold, several hundred adults who all looked to be suspiciously and uniformly close to me in age converged at the entrance to the Boulder Theater for a concert by Leo Kottke and proceeded to wedge ourselves and our best woolens and goose-down into the old movie theater seats that the proprietors have […]