Monday, February 25, 2008

The Song that Never Ends

Lumpy Variation 3B, which you can hear in the Box Widget over there in the sidebar, is being included in The Song That Never Ends, a John Cage-inspired collaborative composition composed of randomly mixed and layered single-instrument tracks submitted by different composers. You can read more about it and hear earlier versions of the piece at the site. The randomly juxtaposed tracks are sometimes startlingly beautiful.



By the way, given that maybe one and a half of the 22 posts I've made this year have had anything to do with cooking or eating, it's about time I officially gave up any pretense that this is still a food blog. Time passes, priorities change, focus wanders. What we eat and how we eat it continues to be a subject that holds a lot of interest for me, but there's just too damn much other stuff to write about.

13 comments:

An Briosca Mor said...

Now you can see why I didn't set up my blog as a food blog when you goaded me into blogging last year. Although for me, the big question has become whether I should give up any pretensions that I'm actually a blogger. The tipping point may come in about a month, when Opening Day arrives. We'll see what happens then.

And I'll have to try to remember to listen to your newest musical piece when I get home, because my employer has now decided that anything contained within a box.net widget or link is a missive from the devil and must be blocked at any cost. (And I bet they're spending a lot to do it.) They haven't shut down YouTube here yet, though. Can you put something there, even if the only video in it is a still photo of your cat?

Rob said...

Ha! I'll see what I can do about that. Does your employer have any problems with MySpace? I've got the track up there as well. it kind of figures they'd not like Box.net since it can be used to transmit all kinds of files, from porn to viruses. I'm surprised that we haven't had a crackdown on it here at the Cosmodemonic Institute.

And I for one am looking forward to your baseball blogging.

T said...

I think it's time for Non Sequitur Day again :-) ...what do you think of Lena Headley?

An Briosca Mor said...

Nope, they don't like MySpace. I've never tried to hit FaceBook, but I bet they don't like that either. I can't even check my personal e-mail with WebMail there. I'm actually surprised they haven't blocked out Blogger or LiveJournal. Sooner or later they will, though, and then Lorna will just have to disappear I guess...

mike said...

It is all about food, though (he said cryptically).

Rob said...

T, believe it or not I haven't seen a single movie that Lena Headley has been in, and I turned off my cable just in time to miss "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Much to my dismay, because Summer Glau is in on that project too, and she's just brilliant.

John, why on earth do they block your webmail? Are they so afraid of your productivity being compromised? At my job we're strongly urged to have a webmail account in case The Terrorists knock out our servers, and I'm pretty sure your servers are a bigger target than ours.

Mike, yeah, that's what I've been telling myself, but honestly, some things just can't be associated with eating. Quite the opposite in that particular case.

mike said...

Of course Jerry Falwell can be associated with eating. First of all, he obviously did more than his fair share of it. Second, he makes you want to eat brie simply because he was convinced there was something wrong with it. Third, before launching into a detailed rebuttal to one of his more appalling rants, aren't you tempted to just say "Eat me"?

Di said...

Is Lorna cheating on Di's blog with Rob's blog??

Anonymous said...

Lorna gets around. Gotta do something when you inexplicably can't read your own WebMail at work, y'know. But Di, you know you'll always be #1 in Lorna's heart. If ever there's a party, you might even be invited.

T said...

Ok, Mike, I see your points about Falwell and food, but I don't think the 2 wetsuits guy and food are a great combination, cracks about sausage notwithstanding....

Ed Bruske said...

rob, we like reading your other stuff. Man does not live by beef bourgignone alone.

Rob said...

That's only because nobody has ever tried.

An Briosca Mor said...

I once had a housemate in grad school who was apparently trying to live by some Stouffer's oven hors d'ouevre thingies called Pizza Puffs alone. He was apparently succeeding at it, too, but I wouldn't call it much of a life.