· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · March
· · · · 02 (3 entries)

Talkin' 'bout My Gender · Like most parents, we have some shelf-feet full of books on How To Raise Them. I would draw your attention to the following, from Bringing Up a Boy by Eli H. Newberger (ISBN 0-7475-3967-7: Throughout my life I've enjoyed the companionship of boys and men who personify the qualities of masculinity we admire - courage, good humour, flexibility, dependability, sociability, protectiveness of others. Hey, guys, that's us, not bad eh?
Bach/Sitkovetsky · This morning listening to one of the Big Musical Finds of recent years, a recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations by a string orchestra led by, and playing an arrangement by, Dmitry Sitkovetsky. The recording is EMI 79341-2, and Sitkovetsky is a Russian violinist of whom I really know nothing beyond this recording and arrangement. It's an astounding, beautiful, fiery performance. The variations were written for keyboard (the story goes, for Goldberg, personal musician to a Polish aristrocrat, to play to lull his employer to sleep; don't know if this is true) but after you listen to this it seems obvious that Bach must have had a string orchestra in his mind ...
Heavy Pixel Lifting · So, as a (strictly amateur) long-time photo weenie, I have a really fierce legacy problem, and I suspect others must as well, so this is going to be a number-filled digiphotogeek tech-out relieved only by a few (warning: BIG) pretty pictures and at the very end, a technology investment hint ...
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