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Two songs = 2/3 Wikipedia

It is said that a picture is worth a 1000 words. On the same basis, a poem is worth 1000 pictures, and a song is worth 1000 poems. So two songs are worth 2 billion words, which is about 2/3 … Continue reading

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Hofstadter, Pahud, Bach

The latest ACO concert series features the Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud (interview here). The performance included J.S. Bach’s 6 Part Ricercar, from The Musical Offering, which was the inspiration for the final dialogue in Douglas Hofstadter’s Godel, Esher, Bach: Achilles … Continue reading

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Birdland – Patti Smith

Horses is the debut album by American musician Patti Smith, released in 1975 on Arista Records. The record was a key factor and major influence on the New York punk rock scene. At the time she recorded Horses, Patti Smith … Continue reading

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John Renbourn; 1944 – 2015

John Renbourn John Renbourn, who has died aged 70, was one half of the powerful guitar duo of Pentangle, the innovative jazz-folk band of the 1960s and 70s. While his fellow guitarist, Bert Jansch, brought great emotion and inventiveness to … Continue reading

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The Deserter

The Deserter is a traditional song featured on Fairport Convention’s 1968 album Liege and Lief; it is said to be the favourite track on the album of Sandy Denny, and the producer, Joe Boyd.  The song has a long history, and … Continue reading

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Salthouse

To show a bit of Southern Hemisphere solidarity with Jeff Weir (who has been getting a bit of flack for having the temerity to discuss non-Excel matters on an Excel blog), I’m bringing forward my next Bach instalment. This post … Continue reading

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The statement below is false

If you think I’m wrong, try looking at it from a different perspective. The picture above came from an optical illusion blog at: http://www.anopticalillusion.com/ and I was led there from: http://www.josleys.com/index.php which is an amazing collection of mathematical imagery by … Continue reading

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