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by Euphonium
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: In search of the perfect tempo (Shostakovich's Fifth)
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

In search of the perfect tempo (Shostakovich's Fifth)

Leonard Bernstein, who wouldn't know a proper and effective tempo if it jumped out of Hell and bit him in the balls, gets infinitely more acclaim than he deserves as a conductor of the compositions of others (presumably, of course, he knows how to interpret his own compositions). Particularly egregi...
by Euphonium
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268245

Re: Recommend a book

Recommendation: Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond. A very, very, interesting, explanatory book about why Eurasian peoples developed sooner/faster than other peoples, and eventually ended up controlling most of the world. Explains away all of the racist misconceptions about the reasons using ...
by Euphonium
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 31874

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

Did anyone else listen to NPR's "Way With Words" radio program yesterday afternoon?
by Euphonium
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 22484

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

This comic reminds me of why I'm glad I got out of a boring, simple, meaningless technical field (aeronautical/astronautical engineering) and into something worthwhile, interesting, complex, and relevant to the human experience: history. It's because I don't have to deal with such nonsense-masquerad...

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