I just renewed my getclicky web statistics for another year. So this seems like as good a time as any to list some recent searches that led people to aworks:
- the answer my friend is blowin in the wind piano score (UK). When one blogs about a popular rock song, one gets more blog hits than normal. I can't help on the piano score front though, even if I did say the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's version "isn't completely ludicrous."
- water night eric whitacre (USA). My 2004 post of popular recordings on Amazon that happens to mention Eric Whitacre in the title is one of my most popular posts. I later quit using work names as titles for list posts. While good for my google ranking, it ultimately felt deceptive.
- what musical era did philip glass live in? (USA). This search found a Music in Twelve Parts post but that didn't answer the question. My answer would be "minimalism," at least through Einstein on the Beach. But after that, I'm not sure Glass is really a "post-modernist" composer so I can't say.
- blog "cheryl mendelson" -comforts -housekeeping -laundry (USA). Cheryl Mendelson is the author of Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, which coincidentally was a present to the local spouse and myself from the soon-to-be mother-in-law. I don't remember the context for why I quoted from her given I don't agree with the sentiment but here's what I posted:
- fanfare for the common man guitar tab (UK). I don't normally think of Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man as being good guitar material. Although, this post linked to a "dated, silly, Canadian" performance by ELP of the work so I guess bassist Greg Lake had to play something. Unfortunately, YouTube has taken down that video. Here's the audio track on lala.
- "they are there"- Ives (San Jose State). Posting on the birthday of Charles Ives, I had a long quote from Kyle Gann on Ives and at the end, I call him "enigmatic." Ives, that is. I stand by my word.
- Robert Gable (Stanford University). Yikes, someone googled me from Stanford. Or else they were looking for Robert Gable the psychologist or the guy who ran for Governor of Kentucky and lost or.... I checked and there are about 4 Gables for every 100,000 people in the US (via census tool) and even 8 RG's in California, so the name collision is not totally surprising.
I'm not sure this sample of searchers found what they were looking for. Maybe Stephen Wolfram's new computational knowledge engine will help.