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Well, maybe “Mary” is more skillful at SEO than she is at English. I am not sure that I want to encounter her “immense master bunch.” It was “We could chop down that cost and not choose quality!” that won over my Grinchy cynical heart.
I’m going to try Musicology Duck’s Listen Wider Challenge 2020:
- A composition of 60 minutes or more in length by a woman or non-binary composer
- A country song released in the last 6 months
- A chamber piece for 7-12 players written since 1980
- The cast recording of a musical featuring a queer character
- A miniature composition under 90 seconds long
- An opera with a libretto by an author of color
- A track by a Native/First Nations/Indigenous hip-hop artist
- A work by a student composer
- A work from a religious/spiritual tradition other than your own
- A composition that won a major award in 2018 or 2019
- A classic rock album from the 1960s or 1970s you feel like you should have listened to in its entirety by now, but never have
- A piece by a composer from Central or South America
- A campaign song for each of the opposing candidates in any election, current or historical
- A composition written when the composer was older than age 80
- A piece notated using graphic notation
- An instrumental work from before 1750 written by a woman
- A piece specifically for children by a composer or songwriter who usually writes for adults
- A top hit from the year you were born—from a country other than your own
- Two different tracks that sample the same song
- A song sung by two or more siblings
- The soundtrack for a film in a language other than English
- An art music composition (broadly defined) that received its premiere in an African country
- A classical recording from an independent label
- A record by a winning Eurovision Song Contest performer other than their competition song
- A protest song by a songwriter who identifies as LGBTQIA+
- A song or piece written to memorialize victims of a natural disaster
- A song by an artist currently atop Billboard’s “Social 50” chart
- A concerto for tuba, bassoon, or double bass
- A jazz album recorded since 2015
- A song written by or from the perspective of an immigrant
Some of these will be easier than others to find, among them #29, #11, and especially #19, if I count the Amen Break.
A couple of short months, but some nice travelogue. And I made the 100th post under At the park (even if I lose count sometimes). The first sentence (more or less) of the first post for the last twelve months:
- 1 January: “Jackson [Pollock] had said, ‘I am nature.'”
- 8 February: Earlier this week, test trains began running on the section of track from Innovation Center to west of the airport, as reported by Max Smith.
- 2 March: Aziza Barnes’ play is high energy, often played at farce tempos.
- 2 April: A turn of phrase that has stayed with me over the years, from James Thurber, “The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery,” (23 July 1932).
- 2 May: From my most recent report: Two boxes hatched (including 13 ducklings from little box #5) and one new nest is started.
- 2 June: From my report on last Sunday’s monitoring work: Our birds continue to surprise.
- 2 July: From my final weekly report from Huntley Meadows Park: A somewhat perplexing end to the season.
- 6 August: Barring new hitches, MWAA has set 16 July 2020 as the opening date for Phase II, according to reporting by Max Smith.
- 2 September: It’s Labor Day, so it’s time for a walk in the park.
- 4 October: feather is to plumage as hair is to pelage as scale is to…?
- 3 November: The most powerful moments in this production come from the no song, no dance passage told by Paul (Jeff Gorti), a honest confession of a story not captured by cast recording albums.
- 10 December: “This book is the final chapter of, and the summation of, a work conceived and begun in 1925.”
The year in review:
Here in the mid-Atlantic:
- Riverbend Park wildflower and salamander surveys, Fairfax County, Va.
- The Glade, Reston, Va.
- Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C., first walk of the Mason and Bailey Club (and scouting)
- Brookside Nature Center, Montgomery County, Md. (scouting)
- Little Bennett Regional Park for butterflies, Montgomery County, Md., led by Tom Stock (and separate walks led by Sujata Roy for wildflowers and Stephanie Mason for just enjoying the meadow)
- Woodend Sanctuary for summer mushrooms, Montgomery County, Md., led by Serenella Linares
- Dark Hollow Falls loop, Shenandoah National Park, Va.
- Rachel Carson Conservation Park, Montgomery County, Md., second walk of the Mason and Bailey Club (and scouting 1 and 2)
- Virginia Master Naturalist conference, Harrisonburg, Va.
- Potomac River, Montgomery County, Md., led by Stephanie Mason
Plus several trips to my home park, Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Va.
And in Iceland:
My iNaturalist and Flickr maps look very unbalanced.
2018’s list. 2017’s list. 2016’s list. 2015’s list. 2014’s list. 2013’s list. 2012’s list. 2011’s list. 2010’s list. 2009’s list. 2008’s list.
I found some performance spaces around town that I hadn’t yet visited.
- Anacostia Playhouse
- Milkboy Arthouse, College Park, Md.
- Mead Center Kogod Cradle
- KC Jazz Club
- Atlantis, Sterling, Va.
- River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, Md.
- Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village, Columbia, Md.
- St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, College Park, Md.
Bonus out-of-town space: The Village Vanguard, New York.
2018’s list. 2017’s list. 2016’s list. 2015’s list. 2014’s list. 2013’s list. 2012’s list. 2011’s list.
Peter Schjeldahl, “The Art of Dying”:
I retain, but suspend, my personal taste to deal with the panoply of the art I see. I have a trick for doing justice to an uncongenial work: “What would I like about this if I liked it?” I may come around; I may not. Failing that, I wonder, What must the people who like this be like? Anthropology.
‘Tis the season when we are beset by requests for contributions. What organizations are worthy of support? Consider this list as some recommendations from me.
These are the groups and projects to which I gave coin (generally tax-deductible), property, and/or effort in 2019.
I started recording observations in iNaturalist as part of a wildflower survey for Riverbend Park. Since then, I’ve used it casually, capturing the unusual that I can identify, and the usual that I can’t. Thus, my iNaturalist year in review. The map of observations by time period is rather interesting, if a bit stalkerish.
WATCH adjudication assignments for 2020 are released. Along with four TBD’s, I will see
- Chapman/Cooney, Move Over, Mrs Markham
- Hutchinson, Moonlight and Magnolias
- Kitt and Yorkey, Freaky Friday
- Davis, Purlie Victorious
- Knott, Dial “M” for Murder
- Knott, Wait until Dark
This is from a Charles Mallison chapter of The Mansion. Page number is from the Library of America edition.
That was last spring, in June when he [Gavin Stevens] and Mother (they had lost Father at Saratoga though he had promised to reach Cambridge in time for the actual vows) came up to see me graduate in Ack. and I said, “What? No wedding bells yet?” and he said:
“Not mine anyway:” and I said:
“How are the voice lessons coming? Come on,” I said, “I’m a big boy now; I’m a Harvard A.M. too even if I wont have Heidelberg.” (chap. 9, p. 517)
The context and the capitalization hints that Ack. is a building on the Harvard campus, but I can find no appropriate edifice on today’s maps. Rather, I suspect that it is part of the ceremony of conferring Chick’s law degree. There is the legal practice of acknowledgement in the sense of making a declaration. Perhaps Charles must make a vow to become a (good?) lawyer?
Perhaps one of my lawyer friends can help me out.
Also, that stray colon at the end of Gavin’s “Not mine anyway:” bothers me.
Two unusual usages in The Mansion, as far as I can tell. Page numbers are from the Library of America edition.
So they would reach that side by side anyway—the vast dim home-made columned loom of her father’s dream, nightmare, monstrous hope or terrified placatement, whichever it was, whatever it had been… (chap. 15, p. 652)
It’s clear from context that placatement is a near-synonym for placation, but an entry for placatement does not appear in my dictionaries.
He didn’t know why; he could not have said that, having had to do without privacy for thirty-eight years, he now wanted, intended to savor, every minuscule of it which freedom entitled him to… (chap. 17, p. 692)
Minuscule is certainly a legitimate noun, in the senses of “script” or “small letter.” But William Faulkner’s use of it to mean a tiny portion is perhaps unique, and quite tasty therefore.