Monday, October 21, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Incredibles 2 Suite

Music by Michael Giachino, from the movie The Incredibles 2, arranged for big band.

Monday, October 14, 2019

ABC uses fake war footage

Wow. This is really disgusting. Whipping up fury with fakery.  You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war.

Update: caught, they confess. Here

Friday, October 11, 2019

Taibbi's Permanent Coup

Once I would have dismissed this essay by Matt Taibbi. No more. I don’t buy all of it, but I don’t dismiss any of it either.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Drawing a line

A game designer reacts to Blizzard. Bravo.

Not just Blizzard of course. Apple for example.

And naturally the NBA.

Update. The NBA objects to the word Uyghurs. Here.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Modern opera conductors suck

So says this 20 minute video. It's engagingly mean-spirited but convincing. The most eye opening bit is the soprano praising Thielemann for making the orchestra so quiet! WTF. Before amplification the orchestra was the loudest thing going. That was the idea, otherwise composers would just write for piano accompaniment.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Prime Minister Al Jolson


He has Governor Northam's endorsement! 
Update on the press playing euphemism twister to avoid saying blackface.

This joins an impressive list of Trudeau apologies. He apologized for assaulting a male member of parliament on the floor of the house. He apologized for shoving his elbow into the breast of a female member, telling her to get the fuck out of his way. He did not apologize for strong arming the Solicitor General to get SNC immunity for crimes it committed, so it's not a perfect record. 

UPDATE He was in town the other day.  I heard his Swanee River was great.