What I did today was listen to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Lord, that is long! I think I will never again listen to both books all the way through in a single day. Music shouldn't be that much work.
And so with relief I turned to my first Sigur Ros album, Agaetis Byrjun. There are some diguts and smigguls in there, but that's about right.
Well, I took a few days off, which I guess will be the norm. I'd like to catch up a bit.
First, I've been reading Paul Johnson's A History of the American People. I'm going to finish so that I can say that I did, but my advice to you is not to start. It's mediocre, at best. Go straight to the excellent books by Penguin and the Oxford U Press. Start with Alan Taylor's American Colonies. Great, great book. You will thank me!
Among my recent discoveries (this means that
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I finished listening to Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brazileiras.
It's not bad, it might be the music I enjoyed most yesterday. It certainly has some drama and beauty. But, for its time, it is very conservative.
This was the first time I listened to it, and I should do so several more times before I say anything else.
I don't believe, however, that this recording
I didn't have time to post last night, so I'll catch up a bit.
I continued my self-education in classic rock with the Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed.
I knew "You Can't Always Get What You Want" from the radio, but I think the rest of the songs were new to me.
I admit my prejudices: I did not expect this album to be so good. What impressed me the most
I took a long, long walk through the park and the city today, and listened to four works while I did so. First was Rebel's Les Elemens.
By listening to Reinhard Goebel, I position myself in opposition to a league of internet snobs, and tomorrow I will listen to Jordi Savall to entrench myself here.
Anyway, the first part of Les Elemens is must-hear music, whether you indulge