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language from birdsong: deep roots of human speech

How human language could have evolved from birdsong: Researchers propose new theory on deep roots of human speech: our finite vocabularies can generate a seemingly infinite string of words. Indeed, the researchers suggest that humans first had the ability to … Continue reading

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Time to dig out the old haunts

The whole Posterous thing probably was too good to be true, and true enough it was. As of April 30, all those Posterous blogs will vanish, and that means it's time to rethink a web writer's web strategy. Self hosting … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong – Potato Head Blues

via youtube.com “one of the most astonishing accomplishments in all of twentieth century music.” Continue reading

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Skid-Dat-De-Dat / Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five

“Skit-Dat-De-Dat is a very good and interesting study of 6-8-10 bar phrases of contrasts with 2 bar fill-ins by pianist, in between, for player to take breath before each new and good attack. This solo starts by long whole notes, with a gradual ch… Continue reading

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John Cage Centennial

via youtube.com Happy Birthday John Cage, 100 years young, and still not a day goes by when I do not reminisce on your accepting laughter. Some days all it takes is the sound of street traffic. Continue reading

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Musicians Wage War Against Robots

via Paleofuture”The true function of the machine is to increase the value of the product fed into it — not to debase it. Therefore mechanical music, as a substitute for Living Music, is a spurious form of progress — Like a loom converting good w… Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day message from John Cage (1982)

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