Crazy fact I was clueless about before starting music school at York.
Our Western system is based upon 12 notes that repeat in higher and lower positions. We call the distance between each of those 12 notes “semi tones” but in South Asian music they play “quarter tones” as well.
They use 24 notes instead of 12.
That’s like finding out people also can breathe underwater and nobody told you while growing up.
Message [re:July 26] You know you really really should tell people you are on that song. You only live once. What don’t you do it?
Me: It’s just a little surreal and even if I did what would it mean? The “cuteness” of it is the same if it’s alone in my head or if I tell a stranger. In fact it would probably be weirder if I tell a stranger.
Message: [re:July 24] Did you fix the computer? Do you need help?
Me: Yes I did it, easy peasy.
Message: [re: July] 24 hours from Tulsa is a great song, why are you such an idiot?
Me: It’s my blog. Get our own idiot blog.
Message: [July 23] Did you know Jim was into mystical Islam also?
Me: Yes I heard Sufism. Not surprising someone who imparted a spiritual awakening to so many was into a spiritual method.
Message: I’m curious what has led to your posting so frequently and candidly (and entertainingly)
Me: I’ve been writing a few years on my website but in June I started pasting it to Facebook. That’s the main thing new.
Message [re: July 17] Are you into Sri Chinmoy? Did you study him? Why did you write about him?
Me: I was writing about musicians who were uncomfortable with the situation of how Sri Chinmoy played music before a large audience. I was more interested in their response and hostility. No I never studied Sri Chinmoy.
Message [re: July 12] Your Italy touring diary is great stuff Bob. Is this a tour right now or years ago?
Me: It’s about touring there in 2010.
Message: [re: July 9th] I’ll never ask you about Blue Rodeo don’t worry.
Me: I’m not worried. I was simply pointing out the common weird “tone” people adopt when asking me about it, wasn’t looking for counselling.
Message: [July 8] Are there any simulation plug-ins you like?
Me: Yes quite a lot. It’s overwhelming at this point and Leslie simulation has become amazing.
Message: [re: July 1] How does this equate when you have spent 40 years researching and writing a libretto and an opera, pay all the performers (orchestra and singers and conductor with a contract they says that the purpose of the gig is to generate a CD) the going rate, pay the CD company its 16k and some of the performers STILL want a cut? I say, when I turn a profit AFTER the $40k I’ve invested (which doesn’t include ANYTHING for my years of work, btw) we’ll talk!!!!!
Me: It doesn’t equate with that.