Jason (jcreed) wrote,

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".

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    Well I am certainly glad I saw Arrival so that I get the wug joke in http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=29480#more-29480

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    Saw "Arrival". It did have some nontrivial linguistics content, but it still felt kind of wrapped up in a discernible layer of Hollywood Woo. The…

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    Had some dinner at Aliada with akiva and sasha and K, and afterwards saw Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" in Socrates park. Enjoyably bleak.

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