So then you like it? You really like
it, Your Majesty?
Of course I do. It’s very good. Of
course now and then - just now and
then - it gets a touch elaborate.
What do you mean, Sire?
Well, I mean occasionally it seems
to have, how shall one say?
(he stops in
difficulty; to Orsini-
How shall one say, Director?
Too many notes, Your Majesty?
Exactly. Very well put. Too many
I don’t understand. There are just
as many notes, Majesty, as are
required. Neither more nor less.
My dear fellow, there are in fact
only so many notes the ear can hear
in the course of an evening. I think
I’m right in saying that, aren’t I,
Yes! yes! er, on the whole, yes,
@1 month ago
@2 months ago
A Starry Sea of Cameras at the Unveiling of Pope Francis
Michael Zhang, petapixel.com
Here’s a startling side-by-side comparison of news photos that has begun floating around on the social web. Both photographs show a large crowd gathered to witness the unveiling of a new pope.The top one was what AP photographer Luca Bruno saw in…
Jaded as we may be, what a difference 8 years makes.
@3 months ago
Strips away all the pretty and gets back to the roots of what this song always meant. Get this guy on the same mic with Ralph Stanley.
Being 44 doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve figured everything out. Far from it. While some things have become more intuitive–or comfortable–with age (confrontation at work, running, using hot sauce on everything), I still find myself making lists of things that “a guy of my age should be doing.”
Listening to jazz is one of those things. Listening to jazz has always presented a sort of sheer cliff face to me. So many musicians, so many styles, and so much music writing dissecting the form and handing down judgements on who’s doing it right all add up to a kind of secret club whose handshake and passwords are unknowable.
Which is why I’m happy to have found Spotify’s Blue Note app. The App allows users to navigate through Blue Note’s legendary catalog by year, by style or by instrumental preference.
Then, once you’ve set your sliders, the app serves up Blue note examples of the music you’ve chosen. So in this case, I’ve selected 1961, and Spotify plans on playing Stanley Turrentine, Baby Face Willette and Lou Donaldson. All stuff I’d never run across otherwise.
@3 months ago
#jazz #spotify #turrentine #Blue Note
The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and Effects in User Interface Design
@4 months ago with 1 note
John Gruber, daringfireball.net
Dave Wiskus, in a thoughtful piece for Macworld, “Apple and the Future of Design”:It’s curious how Apple’s hardware and software have taken such divergent paths. Looking at iOS hardware and software separately, one might think they were produced b…
Gruber on the trend against skeuomorphism. This can’t, actually, come soon enough. Leather-wrapped calendars and fake-felt game tables are dragging Apple away from the forefront of design and reflect a muddiness of thinking that’s distressing to a longtime fan like me.
@5 months ago
Flickr Giving Free Three Month Pro Trial
Kaylie Moise, macgasm.net
Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, just made Flickr free for three months. Normally a paid subscription is available for $25 a year, the photo-sharing site is now making its unlimited Pro service free for a limited time. People who already subscribe…
Three moths of Flickr Pro free.
I’ve used this space to decry Yahoo’s purchase and subsequent ignoring the Ur photosharing platform. But it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer wants to see Flickr thrive.
I’ve this a read. I’ve reupped my Pro subscription after a year-long hiatus because I think Flickr just works better. Glad to see Yahoo believes the same.
Does my IFTTT Recipe work?
@5 months ago