- Phil Ford
- This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before
- Good prose is written by people who are not frightened
- Trump vs. Trudeau: An Analysis
- Time-binding and the music-history survey
- God save the queen!
- AMS annual meeting blog post, the “I’m not going” edition
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My phone just told me that Dial M stats are booming. Huh. Thanks to vacation, beginning-of-year hubbub, and bronchitis, I haven’t written anything in ages. Well let’s see, where are all these pageviews coming from …. Oh, it’s Norman Lebrecht … Continue reading
For academics, April truly is the cruelest month. Sorry I haven’t written anything in a while. But the term is done … almost. Whoo! I’ll write something soon.
“Ironic dismissal of passionate commitment to ideals is really just a more sophisticated way of being lazy.” —Christopher J. Smith, Prof. of Music at Texas Tech, Director of the Vernacular Music Center, Balor of the Bouzouki Growing up in Sunnyvale, my wife’s favorite … Continue reading
I’ve been in the United States now for 26 years, going on 27. That span of time has seen a lot of changes, large and small. A large one: a wholesale revision of mainstream American attitudes towards LGBTQ civil rights. A … Continue reading
The tumblr site *When in Musicology* had a really nice tribute in January, 2013 http://wheninmusicology.tumblr.com/post/40554689294/remembering-that-dial-m-is-over So, after some positioning and logistics: I’m delighted to announce that Phil and I are getting the band back together, so to speak. In the … Continue reading
Jonathan Bellman At the beginning of my final year—quarter, actually: fall 1979—enrolled at UCSB, there appeared a green, hyper, talkative violist and composer, an odd mix of self-confidence and neurotic insecurity named Gregory Michael Amov. For reasons never became clear, Greg … Continue reading