Every day before I blog, I empty my spam cache. The last few days, the spam has tripled to over a 1,000 per day. Not sure what that means. I conjecture that traffic is up on the web, possibly due to upcoming US elections but hard to say.
I’ve been listening to some Bob Dylan.
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal
How does it feel
It surprises me how well I remember the lyrics from his “Blonde on Blonde” album and his “Highway 61 Revisited” album. It also surprises how attractive I find the words as poetry.
The past two days I have rehearsed all the way through today’s postlude (the Bach St. Anne Fugue) eight times a day plus additional attention to certain technical problems. I did it each day in two settings.
I’m interested to see how it goes today. Unfortunately, I timed the prelude which is a set of variations on St. Anne by Jan Bender and it came out to nine minutes. That means I will possibly be subjecting people to over fifteen minutes of organ music today.
The church is having its annual Octoberfest this afternoon at 5. I am dreading it. I don’t have to do anything but show up, but I need to rest up on Sunday afternoons for my Monday work day which begins at 8:30 AM.
The Bad Plus Plays Ornette Coleman – NYTimes.com
This review of a recent tribute concert makes me want to go and listen to the original album. Spotify here I come.
Oklahoma: Driver Destroys Ten Commandments – NYTimes.com
“Satan” made him do it.
Ebola’s Information Paradox – NYTimes.com
Quick access to information helps and hinders.
China Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With Caveats – NYTimes.com
This has got to interest my son-in-law the Chinese law dude.
U.N. Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in Hong Kong – NY
I know it’s silly but the Chinese actually agreed to uphold a 1990s “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a United Nations-enforced treaty that commits the signatories to respect civil rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and the right to free elections.”
Beijing Formally Charges Writer Who Published Memoirs of Victims of Mao Era –
Still working on reading a bio of Mao. The history of China is amazing and crazy.
Man’s Genome From 45,000 Years Ago Is Reconstructed – NYTimes.com
I love this shit.
Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keep Silent – NYTimes.com
I’m linking this because it identifies Asia’s wealthiest man, Li Ka-shing,