Friday, May 31, 2013

a haiku

Within Adam's rib
as he sleeps is she with whom
he will share the world.

shows have returned but Wenatchee is not necessarily writing about arrested development (go team venture)

Maybe other bloggers think the return of Arrested Development is significant.  Wenatchee The Hatchet never saw the show the first time and, in any event, longtime readers of Wenatchee The Hatchet know that.  Wenatchee The Hatchet's more likely to blog about the team-up of Black Dynamite with Mr. T ... or ... linking to pieces about a new season of Venture Bros. 

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/05/you-really-should-start-watching-i-the-venture-bros-i/276414/

 
Wenatchee has an awful lot of catching up to do on Team Venture, apparently.
 
 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

another kind of linkathon

Why jazz musicians love Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
A fun little excerpt:

Where The Rite differs is in the extreme experiments Stravinsky devised in meter, rhythmic syncopation and dissonance — experiments which allowed Stravinsky to later deny his folkloric inspiration, when his aesthetic philosophies had changed. But scholars like Richard Taruskin have pinpointed the deeply embedded folk elements of The Rite.
The Baby Boomers may be the grand scapegoat for a declining Western civilization sometimes known as America.  Some of the reasons are, honestly, kind of compelling.  :)

More stuff on Stravinsky's masterpiece being a century old.

As friends at Mockingbird noted, Joss Whedon's commencement speech this week opened up with "You're all going to die."

History is beautiful things made by people with ugly ideas.

Suicide seems to be killing more people than other forms of death.  There's a few comments that could be made about how suicide is attempted more by females but more successfully attained by males but Wenatchee The Hatchet would rather you read the whole piece and, if possible, be aware of whether someone you love fits the tripartite matrix of death.  If you know someone who feels useless, feels like a burden to others, and may not fear the physical pains of death reach out to them now and not later.

There's other stuff that could be blogged about, as always, but as you've probably seen already, Wenatchee The Hatchet's doing more of a linkathon than a write-a-thon here.  Musings on the distinctions between Matiegka's sonata forms and Sor's and theirs in contrast to Haydn's will have to come later. 

There's always stuff that could be written but there's such a thing as having a life that's at least partly off-line.  :) 

Maybe later we can discuss "crescendo rock".  :)

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Atlantic: Is Sex Still Sexy?

http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/05/is-sex-still-sexy/275936/

As with any article that has a title in the form of a question there's a particular answer but, fortunately, this is not an article by Graeme McMillan at Spinoff and the answer to the rhetorical question is not quite as idiotic or ill-conceived as rhetorically asking whether a third Toy Story film would be any good or not. 

The distinction between eros and sex is a point that immediately reminded me of Matthew Lee Anderson's memorable, compelling two-part review here and here.