July 28th, 2003

beartato phd

(no subject)

It's so refreshing to hear people you respect say that your research is all but worthless.
In completely unrelated news, got the phone call from Appel about flit/twelf munging.

Talked to Lea for a bit, since she was in the office. Got another recommendation to read "Life of Pi". Guess I have no choice.

Book guy had "Motel of the Mysteries", which is only like the funniest book ever. I remember reading it in like 2nd grade. David MacCaulay is so awesome.
beartato phd

(no subject)

Have been digging around in this book "Hearing the Changes" that I got some time ago and never got around to looking at until now. It has random nuggets of info on jazz harmony. "Giant Steps" makes a hell of a lot more sense now that I see that it (or the general coltrane-y thing that it uses twice in the first part) kind of falls out of sticking the right V7s between jumping down by major thirds. Also I am amused at the names that get given to certain cliches, like the "Sears Roebuck" bridge from rhythm changes. Ah, "Anthropology".