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My life continues a bit fractured, so there'll be no thoughtful exploration of a single theme in this post, but once again, a jumble of bits and pieces.  First, just for your pleasure, is a link to a photo of a beautiful white kangaroo

Second, a concert report!  Last weekend I heard for the first time Stokowski's transcription for orchestra of Bach's Fugue in G Minor - which absolutely entranced me for the first ... oh, about two-thirds, I guess.  And then it got a bit muddied, overloaded, too much jam on a piece of toast - which was more down to the orchestra than to Bach or Stokowski, I think, having come home and listened to other versions.  Still - great to hear, and I really was entranced for most of it, and in any case that was only the curtain-raiser to the main piece of the night, which was...
Daimo Eriko on marimba, playing a wonderfully complex piece, Lauda Concertata, by Akira Ifukube.   Here's a three-minute scrap of it, but it doesn't do justice to the excitement and dynamism of the full thing (which is about thirty minutes long).  Daimo Eriko was amazing, all whirling energy and intensity and total engagement, with the piece and with the orchestra, and they with her.  Overall, she and they and the whole experience - brilliant, and very exciting.
(There was some Brahms or other after the intermission, but ... Brahms just didn't cut it after that excitement.)

Third, and less pleasingly, in the category of Things I Didn't Know: 
I've only just learned that "Tonto", which is the name I know for the Lone Ranger's offsider, means "Stupid" in Italian and Spanish, which is really depressing..  :( 
Spanish is the more relevant, I guess, but it was Italian I saw it in, and only then cross-checked to Spanish.  
(Speaking of names, by the way - Reality Winner??)

Last:  Best wishes, UK voters! 

Date: 2017-06-07 04:25 pm (UTC)
flemmings: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flemmings
I thought Reality Winner was a corporation name, somehow, until I read the news article more closely.

Date: 2017-06-08 08:37 am (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
as if it that whole slice of US politics was actually a "reality" (read: "constructed fantasy") TV show.

Yes. Too many people treated it that way from the start. It does not help when actual reality gets in on the act!

Date: 2017-06-08 02:30 pm (UTC)
flemmings: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flemmings
as if it that whole slice of US politics was actually a "reality" (read: "constructed fantasy") TV show.

To state the obvious, that's certainly how it feels

Date: 2017-06-08 08:37 am (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
First, just for your pleasure, is a link to a photo of a beautiful white kangaroo.

That is a very lovely kangaroo!

Here's a three-minute scrap of it, but it doesn't do justice to the excitement and dynamism of the full thing (which is about thirty minutes long).

Okay, that is incredibly cool. Thank you!

(Speaking of names, by the way - Reality Winner??)

This branch of history continues to be something you couldn't get away with in fiction.

Date: 2017-06-09 10:25 am (UTC)
sovay: (Sovay: David Owen)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Also, the way it keeps shifting genres.

I just want to start backing it away from dystopia. I don't even like dystopia that much. Not everything needs to be Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Date: 2017-06-08 01:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] autumnia
The white kangaroo was very pretty! Too bad you can't see the joey in her pouch.

I will never understand why parents insist on giving their children names that will clearly be the butt of jokes for years to come.

Date: 2017-06-10 12:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] asakiyume
Ooh, the white kangaroo looks magical!

"Too much jam on a piece of toast"--that's a great phrase/description!

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