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Which is to say, it's a safe bet that Mehserle did not intend to kill Grant and that he felt remorse after doing so, hence a tragedy for everyone involved (sfist). May be true but I wouldn't yet call it a "safe bet."
For them, 21st-century music will likely come from where they least expect it. From somewhere out there in the noises of the world. (Sonatas and Interludes)
Frozen Speak - Andrew Deutsch (lala). Most interesting contemporary work I've heard on lala this week.
A bizarre cast of characters, including the centaur Chiron from Greek mythology, a pair of Siamese twins, a slave, a maestro, a virtuoso castrato, and Napoleon cavort for nearly two hours presenting snippets of historical narrative from this lengthy history, not so much acting out events, but relating them through a series of farcical interactions that include singing, dancing, throwing sand, and horrid costumes like something out of a John Copley-directed operatic nightmare. (Out West Arts)
(a) Zeppelin in the Bay Area (Horizontal Rain). Best photos yet. Multiple times, I've wanted to pull off the road and just watch. Tickets for an hour are ~$500.
Dude and kid go without "electronic technology" for 24 hours (Peter Rukavina - PDF)
Not to snark, but musicals don't count as part of the western classical cannon. That having been said, all I have at the moment is Mahler 1. (AskMetaFilter). aworks operational note :: musicals *do* count as part of the American classical canon. The MeFite goes on to redeem him/herself by suggesting Schnittke.
Women's Prison - Loretta Lynn (lala). As always from the streaming service, no liner notes but I surmise this is a track from a Jack White-produced Loretta Lynn album. Electric guitar, organ and Loretta -- powerful. Roger Bourland confirms the White Stripes connection and has the video. I listen to a lot of music and am somewhat jaded but the song bowls me over.
I can hear the warden coming
From the clinging of the keys
Now they've strapped me in the chair
And covered up my eyes