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Disco Stu

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  1. The composer and pianist Timo Andres today released his piano transcription of Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, one of my favorite Stravinsky pieces.



    He also wrote a nice little blog entry about the piece here: https://www.andres.com/2020/10/28/symphonies-of-centenarians/



    It’s famously cryptic music, put together from lots of little stylized, angular gestures, which recur and evolve in intricately nested patterns. But the core of it is the last few minutes—a spacious, mournful chorale based around plainspoken minor-7th chords that casts the preceding music in an entirely different light. I think it’s one of the most moving passages in all of Stravinsky—not in a heart-on-the-sleeve way, but more like the feeling of walking from a small room into a vast cathedral.


  2. 50 minutes ago, Sweeping Strings said:

    Amount of fucks I have to give about Yorke's opinion of John Williams' work - none. 

    Amount of them I have to give about whether Radiohead will ever do anything as good as The Bends and OK Computer again - quite a lot.  


    I would rank both Kid A and In Rainbows above those two!  Hail to the Thief is very underrated as well.  But I have to admit they haven't been a Great Band since In Rainbows.

  3. My understanding is that the only truly effective substance to be used in whitening teeth is some form of peroxide.  If the product you are using does not have that then any whitening effects it has are not especially more productive than just normal diligent dental care (brushing twice a day, rinsing with fluoride wash, etc.)

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