Friday, April 22, 2016


Early in the aughts, this version of the Entführung overture pretty much rooned me for any other.

Elsewise, the standard snoozy Austro-Hungarian version is on right now live from the Met over here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

amicus curiae

This is really ancient history, but in the matter Spirit v Zeppelin:


On the other hand, all those acoustic players Page lifted from were inventing a style out of whole cloth and history, so yes, everything is ultimately traceable to American Blues players and a bunch of Elizabethan lute dudes.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A hummable ditty of the last millenium with which you may serenade the next under-30 who uses the phrase "drink the kool-aid" in your august presence.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Borodin SQ, by way of comparison, just bc I can't find Manhattan SQ's:

Oh wait, here ya go:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016