mostly links


I had a full day yesterday. I found myself catching up on tasks like proofing a press release for the June recital (probably too late to be effective), paying my Mom’s bills, ordering organ education material (coloring books), giving a lesson, rehearsing with my string players and practicing organ at St. Francis. Whew. Today I only have one meeting scheduled. It is with a college student who is a member of Grace and plays violin. I’m hoping to have her do some playing this summer. This will be our first meeting. I will try to assess what is reasonable to expect from her. Besides that all I have to do is practice.

This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission | NASA

New info about Jupiter.

Wait, what? Scientists discover snakes that hunt in packs –

Snakes hanging from the top of a cave’s opening, co-operating and grabbing bats.

From Silence to Noise: Rauschenberg’s Influence on Music – The New York Times

The violinist who did the Cage silence piece on violin (instead of the usual piano silence)  tuned before going on stage. Very cool.

Rauschenberg Among Friends MoMa video – YouTube

Official video about the show.

Image result for rauschenberg and friends moma

Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends at THE MUSEUM of MODERN ART – YouTube

Guerilla video of same. I think I like this one better. It begins with street musicians outside the museum.

Robert Rauschenberg: It Takes a Village to Raise a Genius – The New York Times

Bookmarked to read. Linked in the first article.

How the G.O.P. Sabotaged Obamacare – The New York Times

Facts matter.

Colin Powell: American Leadership — We Can’t Do It for Free – The New York Times


The Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame – The New York Times

Old quotes can be a bitch.

As Statues Fall, the Specter of the Noose Rises – The New York Times

Eileen and I were talking this morning about the newly elected rep from Montana’s assault on a Guardian reporter and subsequent public approval of same by one of his supporters. We live a time of hate in America. But it’s not new. It has been there all along. Trump and the Alt right internetters have released it from public disapproval.

Jerusalem Day Celebration Underscores Israeli-Palestinian Divide – The New York Times

I love the picture comparison at the beginning of this article.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.