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Beethoven’s 9th

I can’t remember when, or even if, I’ve ever listened to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from start to finish.  I’ve certainly never heard it performed live.  Until last night.  We attended a performance of the Ninth by the Seattle Symphony … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here

40 years ago today Pink Floyd released Wish You Were Here. It’s one of my favorite albums.  I still vividly remember the first time I heard it. I was walking through school after class one afternoon when the opening synthesizers … Continue reading

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The Imitation Game

I’m sure the Imitation Game takes all sorts of liberties with the story of Alan Turing’s life and his contribution to breaking Nazi codes during WWII. It’s not a documentary after all. But the broad outlines of the story and … Continue reading

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Awesome cyclist

This is just jaw-droppingly cool.  The guy and his bike are one.   http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1137883380?bctid=21337502001 

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Richard Wright, Pink Floyd founding member, dies at 65

Richard Wright, keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd died today at his home in England after a brief battle with cancer.   The LA Times published an obituary here.  I think the band said it best themselves in Time from … Continue reading

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George Carlin (1937-2008)

Lots of tributes pouring in for comedian George Carlin who died on Sunday, June 22 at the age of 71.  Carlin was one of the first comedians I ever heard about as a kid, along with Bill Cosby and Cheech … Continue reading

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Chris Bliss: Juggling Genius

A friend pointed me to this amazing video of Chris Bliss juggling to the old Beattles tune Carry That Weight.   Released originally in 2006.  Guess I’m just catching up.    I’d have to say this one tops my previous fave of … Continue reading

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