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Trois Gnossiennes

Piano playing for me is always in fits and starts. I may go a couple months and barely glance at the piano from across the room. Then something will switch and I’ll find myself playing over an hour per day. I’m currently in the latter phase. Though I have a horrible [...]

A Goal Revisited

I think my fingers may be in good enough shape to stick with it this time.

The Musical Baton

I’ve been passed the musical baton (from Mike) in what must be the longest musical web relay in recent history. Who knew it would make it from John Hicks to me within the day? I have no idea how many degrees of separation that is.
Total volume of music files on my computer
A pitiful [...]

I Blame It On The Piano

I know my posting frequency has dropped dramatically in the last few months. I have no good excuse except laziness — and THE PIANO. The following are the songs to which you can direct most of the blame:

Poem - Zdenko Fibich
Trois Gnossiennes - Erik Satie
Fantasy in D Minor - Mozart
Elegie - Jules Massenet
Gypsy [...]

Some people have a cat, I have a piano

My new (to me) Kawai CN270. If I don’t post here very often in the near future, you’ll know why.

Music and Mechanics

I’m weird, and I’m the first to admit it.
Today, upon getting back my car after having it in the shop for some routine maintenance, I noticed my radio had been shut off. Apparently, my mechanic doesn’t like bluegrass. However, I distinctly remember the mixed alt/rock CD my sister gave to me [...]

outsourcing rocks!

In related new, I’ve decided to outsource all mp3 playing to my new Chinese made CD/MP3 player. At a Wal-Mart everyday low price of $25, I see why everyone’s outsourcing.

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Dreams

To live in a bike friendlier world. To create the greatest collection of fabulous shoes ever assembled. To see a viable third party in US politics. To get local Rio team riders to acknowledge existence on road.

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