day off for jupe



I’m hoping today will be more of a day off than I have had this week.

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Yesterday culminated in a rehearsal with my piano trio for Sunday. We also read my new trio. It was fun and interesting to hear it played with real instruments. I think the players are up for a public performance a week from Sunday. I need to edit the score some more to reflect what I learned yesterday. After that I will post the score in my “free mostly original sheet music” section here.


So today is Donald Trump’s inauguration. I read some more in Strangers in Their Own Land by Hochschild. It’s hard not to think that the misinformation in Trump’s campaign was critical to his election. I note over and over again that people who  support him cite odd reasons peppered with false facts about  health care, immigration, poverty, you name it.

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It does seem difficult to me to stay informed if you rely on TV and an uncritical use of the internet.

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From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece – The New York Times

I just went and looked up this article that I read yesterday. I find it appalling that there is just economic incentive for fraud to be committed in this way.

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It completely demeans the idea of educating the people and they will govern themselves.

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Then there’s this tempest in a teapot.

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Trump’s inauguration plans too ‘traditionally American’ to include Kanye West – LA Times

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I read an article about this this morning. I love American music and the eclecticism it represents in my mind. However, the discussions are on a par with fake news as far as I’m concerned. No context and of course no mention of classical music that I have found so far. NPR probably has the best thing I could find on the music at today’s Inauguration.

For The Inauguration, Trump’s Music Picks Look A Lot Like Richard Nixon’s : The Record : NPR

This has some good historical notes.

Eileen observed this morning that she doesn’t recall watching many presidential inaugurations on TV. We’ll probably catch Trump’s speech later.

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