Archive for October, 2013

Star Wars Bloopers

Newly released gag reel…from the original Star Wars.

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Piece of the Week – 10/25/2013

Late again, but I promise this one is worth it. This is the “Fugal Overture” by Gustav Holst, one of my favorite pieces by him besides The Planets. If I ever go to grad school for music (can you even do that with a minor plus 12 extra hours?), this is a piece I would want to conduct.

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Piece of the Week – 10/18/2013

Yep, that time of the week again. Here’s the famous 1967 performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim conducting and Jaqueline du Pre as the soloist.

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StormCloudsGathering hits it out of the park again.

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Boy, 15, kills himself after ‘facing expulsion and being put on sex offender registry’ for STREAKING at high school football game

Boy, 15, kills himself after ‘facing expulsion and being put on sex offender registry’ for STREAKING at high school football game.

 

I just. Can’t. Even.

WHY.

Congratulations, Alabama, your so-called “family values” have just driven an innocent child over the edge.  He was just a kid being a kid.  You could have given him Saturday school and been done with it, not pressed these unnecessary charges.  There was no victim and you know there was no captive audience.  Yes you do – anybody in that open air stadium could have turned away.  Yet, you still made it a sex crime simply because certain arbitrary demarcations of skin were uncovered.  Hell, even the Christian university I attended had a brief streaking phase back in the 1970s and I assure you its reputation is no worse off because of it.  Yes, the suicide was his choice, but damn it, that’s beside the point.  Are we really all so repressed that a goofy, adolescent boy off in the distance – one who was trusted, well-liked, and probably has never raped anyone or had any sex in general – is such a monstrous threat to our mental well-being?  I hope the Sparkman administrators lose all the sleep over this.  As for the rest of you, in the words of the late and great Bill Hicks, “Folks, it’s time to evolve.”

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Piece of the Week – 10/11/2013

Finally getting around to it. Here’s your Piece of the Week for this past week, another by Saint-Saens, his Third Symphony.

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The Blunt Truth about the Government Shutdown

Youtuber StormCloudsGathering weighs in. Please watch and share.

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