Saturday, November 25, 2006

blogging sure is tricky without your own gear

Due to the exigencies of relocation I am without my own computer or net connection and so must blog from places a bit remote from my new abode. That works out okay because lately I have relatively little to blog about. Regular readers of the blog (however many of you there may actually be) know that I'm not one to divulge tons of personal information.

I did, however, pick up a recording of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth on CD. It's been out on the market for a while and has thus gotten pretty affordable. Handy, especially since I've been wanting to satisfy my curiosity about the opera that single-handedly and inadvertantly ushered in the baleful cultural phenomenan (sic) known as Socialist Realism.

So far I've only managed to listen to about half of it since Thanksgiving weekend is full over family related visits about which I will not blog. :)

I also picked up a recording of Takemitsu's "In the Woods", his last work for solo guitar. Cool stuff. The first of the three pieces in the set is the most charming.

Now that I'm settled into the new pad I plan to have time to actually read books, study music, and catch a movie or two. I probably won't blog much until I have a system of my own, though.

2 comments:

Iambic Admonit said...

Are you feeling a little crazy after listening to all that slightly jarring music? Well, OK, jarring is entirely a matter of opinion. What's yours?

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

I HAVE been revisting Arvo Part and Stevie Wonder lately. It's not always avant garde music at home.