February 7th, 2004

beartato phd

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Puzzlestorm was stressful but fun. We came in 4th by score. Some of the puzzles were a delight to finally solve, and some were revealed to be pure, undiluted ass when time came for the organizers to reveal the answers.

Thinking of far-away friends, wrote a little tune. It is another product of tossing together a bunch of gimmicky little things that I just love hearing: I got started writing it around the initial minor I-to-major IV transition. There's a tritone with a nice streching-up sound in the melody of the 5th bar. Of course the turnaround has the obligatory V7sus4-V7. And the triplets. Oh, the triplets. I love 'em. Even more so in 6/8, I think, where things are already cut in threes.