The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily | + Opinion

A German musicologist complained in 1954 that they reminded him of “barking hell-hounds.” Source: The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily Opinion: The above-linked article talks about early fears surrounding the advent of electronic music, but it points to a larger truth: Technology is not the enemy. How we potentially misuse it… Read More The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily | + Opinion

Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova tells us “it’s no game”

Sigh. The American attitude toward Russia reminds me a bit of World War II. Until the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour, the US generally viewed the Axis Powers threat as a “European War.” A “European Problem.” Then when the bombs came thrashing down on the US fleet in Pearl Harbor, the Americans realized their mistake and… Read More Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova tells us “it’s no game”

Why Filler Words Like “Um” and “Ah” Are Actually Useful | + Opinion

They can serve three purposes. Vocal disfluencies, commonly described as filler words, are a common point of contention in public speaking. Some people disparage them as weak and hesitant, and others defend them as authentic and genuine. Source: Why Filler Words Like “Um” and “Ah” Are Actually Useful Opinion: Umm. I guess I agree. LOL.… Read More Why Filler Words Like “Um” and “Ah” Are Actually Useful | + Opinion