no, but it makes cool sounds…

Johannes BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60  III. Andante Kathrin ten Hagen, violin Emily Deans, viola Matt Beckmann, cello Qing Jiang, piano Recorded April 2009 Jordan Hall, Boston, MA   Henri DUTILLEUX Trois…

Dear Photograph

  Dear Photograph.

Memorial Day 2011: Live-blogging 24 Hour DCH Voucher

For my birthday, Dan got me a 24-hour ticket to the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall. Good thing, since all our Memorial Day plans have been cancelled/postponed due to rain, and thunder got me out…

Sir Charles Redeems Himself

Ever since I saw the 1993 NBA Finals where Charles Barkley got pwned by Jordan and whined about it, I couldn’t take him seriously. Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you…

The Constant Threat of Awkwardness

via Matthew Wollin, a glimpse into my daily life: Something of awkwardness pervades urban life in general, underwriting the briefest of glances and interactions with worlds of potential mishaps and misunderstandings. Subways in particular: Hi,…

Music Haven

Since many of you are seeing this blog for the first time today, here’s the big news: in August 2010 I joined Music Haven as Resident Cellist. Music Haven is inherently hard to explain because…

Now Open for Business: The United States of America

I woke up at 5:15 this morning and frantically checked my phone. Would the government be open? Will soldiers and CIA agents fighting three wars (one illegal) get paid? Will the EPA be able to…

I already have two, but if you’re looking…

it’s a free cello.

Back to my roots?

Haven’t been to a hockey game in a really long time. NCAA regionals, UMD takes down Yale. We were the only ones clapping at the end.

Grit Makes the Man

Jonah Lehrer has an excellent post about a recent paper’s exploration of the nature of success and how it relates to talent in the National Spelling Bee.  From Duckworth, et al: Our major findings in…