Category Archives: Current Affairs

Images from the Dark Land

America is a tune.  It must be sung together. —Gerald Stanley Lee Yeah; about that, Mr. Lee: it only works if it is sung together.  I’m thinking more of Johannes Ockeghem, who will be quoted at the end. It has … Continue reading

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Better Off Not Knowing?

It seems relevant, on a day when an important Republican operative defended the recitation of a plagiarized speech by the wife of the Republican candidate for President of the United States by saying it came from My Little Pony, to … Continue reading

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Academia is not your parents

Is everyone OK? Do we need to take a moment? Catch our breath, check if anyone is missing, see if anything is broken . . . Feels like we’ve been in a car wreck. You know what I’m talking about. … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Current Affairs, Musicology

Justice

Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court recently suggested—bless him; I’m sure he meant only the best—that perhaps the best universities were perhaps too much for Black students. Scalia observed that “there are those who contend that it does not … Continue reading

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More Die of Heartbreak

Boston College Research Professor Peter Gray has a new blogpost on his Pyschology Today blog, titled “Declining Student Resilience, a Serious Problem for Colleges” (22 September 2015). And yes, here we go. Some anecdotes about how the poor little babies … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Current Affairs, Education

Do not believe the rumors of the obsolescence of your path

Jonathan’s post from a few days ago — on the arguments we might make for music education in schools — was one of the best things ever written on the topic. You still got it, old-timer. I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading

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A Good Offense

I’m sure I’ve held forth on this subject before, but will do so again at a friend’s pointed request. A new cousin (new to me, that is—I have found several in recent years, and it is delightful) has posted several … Continue reading

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