Category Archives: alter-destiny

The Obama Song Project

Weebly Site: “Her principal had given her two periods free from teaching to complete the project. She brought her iMac to work and set up a makeshift studio in her English office. By makeshift, she means she put her computer … Continue reading

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El Sistema: The Music Miracle

Jose Abreu on kids transformed by music The State Foundation for the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela (FESNOJIV – Fundación del Estado para el Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela) is a government-funded … Continue reading

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William Gray’s Pay Telephone

William Gray’s Pay Telephone: “One day in Gray’s workroom a coin slipped out of a helper’s hand and fell on a bell. Gray was startled. Then he saw his solution. The coin itself must give the signal. The bell must … Continue reading

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The StyleHunters

Peter Hum writes “December’s No. 2 movie in Russia — a musical that’s worth our consideration because it’s all about youthful Soviet jazz fans who took on the Communists” “If you want a better world, make a better music.” (Marshall … Continue reading

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Future by Design

Trailer for a film by William Gazecki about Jacque Fresco, the self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a “generalist” or multi-disciplinarian — a student of many inter-related fields. He is a prolific inventor, having spent his entire life … Continue reading

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New Year Ultra Resolutions

Urutora No Hi:: 1. To not go to school on an empty stomach 2. To air out the futon on days when the weather is good 3. To watch out for cars when walking on the street 4. To not … Continue reading

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There’s Me And There’s You

The Matthew Herbert Big Band – There's Me And There's You: Matthew Herbert writes “In an age of such infinite and brilliant possibilities of technique, combined with the urgent politics of now, why have music and musicians lost the urge … Continue reading

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