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- Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
- Forum: Music
- Topic: In search of the perfect tempo (Shostakovich's Fifth)
- Replies: 9
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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...
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 ...
- Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:47 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
- Replies: 88
- Views: 22484
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...