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last posted June 14, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
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Unexpected pleasure of listening to Lazerhawk’s Redline and seeing three-year-old start bumping in booster seat.

(This all started a few days ago with Youtube recommending Robert Parker’s Crystal City by the apparently prolific NRW Records, viz., New Retro Wave. Crystal City, King Street, Bethesda, Yellow Line, monuments, DCA…!)


Music lover Benjamin Carlson advises one to “Name That Emotion” in a classical piece. Not sure if I can do that for one of my favorite pieces, Dohnányi’s piano quintet 1 for piano and string quartet (2 violins, viola, and cello). This recording by the Takacs Quartet and András Schiff is a bit faster than I remember it but has all the wonderful goodness.

(originally tweeted on 2012-02-17 at Z12:39:37)


I am not a squirmy person, but AOA’s latest album’s title track, Good Luck, is better heard than seen.

That said, it’s pretty amazing—retro synthwave invaded the album’s second track, “10 Seconds”. Coincidence?


With all this Firebird on my mind [1], one thing led to another, and I was hit by all of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles on BBC. 💀.

And finished Miyazaki’s acclaimed 風立ちぬ too. Been a heavy night.

[1] Benjamin Carlson also gutsily compared the finale of Firebird to a Paul van Dyk beat. Everything is better with Firebird. Rite of Spring, not so much.


Amazon Prime, you advertise … Doctor Thorne … while we watching The Wire? (Tweeted 9 hours ago.)