April 24 - Training for the Future
6:40am wake-up call from Harriet, who is Sacramento, on the overnight train from Seattle, soon to arrive in Davis -- so,
out the door post-haste in
striking sun and
across the Valley to the U.C. area.
Happy in reunion,
only to find that Harriet's computer (our original Macbook), cannot "find" the new system, despite a successful Airport establishment and new internet network "join." Call ATT for another service call, and
where eager Theoreticians await short videos of John Williams's Star Wars, the Elvis Presley version of Hound Dog, followed by sight-singing the first 15 figures of Terry Riley's In C, with percussionist Christian as pulse on piano. Roger Waters's Shine On You Crazy Diamond concludes for dictation and board harmony, then, call Harriet to see what the signs of progress are re internet.
While heading home, via petrol,
that her online connection has been re-established, although neither repair person nor she actually knows how it happened (Mr. Sulu: "But Captain, I didn't do it -- everything just came on", or words to that effect).
run, then paper grading,
Literature class, proceeding from Willie Dixon's Hoochie-Coochie Man through George Crumb's Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death and Black Angels -- and looking towards minimalism and rock.
Two Classic Rock Progressions:
I Want to Hold Your Hand
C G Am Em
I V vi iii
Stairway to Heaven
Cm Bb Ab
i bVII bVI
Two Ongoing New-Music Ensemble Types:
Histoire (Soldier's Tale)
Three Stylistic Periods for the Beatles in the 60's:
60-64 - Beatlemania
65-66 - Folk Transition
67-70 - Progressive
8935 Terry Riley - In C
8936 Steve Reich - Tehillim: I
3937 Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach: Train
8940 John Lennon - A Day in the Life
8942 Andy Summers - Mother
8943 Roger Waters - Shine On You Crazy Diamond: III
Out late with Owen and company, and a later return for typical pdf (Merton 74) and compositional activities (Decameron 83 and Psalm 93 system 12).
...and blog usage to date: 155 MB (15.17%) of the 1024 MB -- with five weeks to spare...