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
All Souls Day has passed but since the Church still has its Book of Remembrance out during the month of November I thought I’d do an Alternative Remembrance and write about some who have either died (RIP) or died spiritually (PFT… that is, Pray For Them). Part 1 is a work of fiction and no… Read More I Remember… A Prayer for the Dead and the Spiritually Dead
Admittedly, I write a lot about corruption and international criminals. On the one hand, I think it is appropriate. Too many people haven’t a clue about what’s really going on around them. They pay their taxes thinking their money is going to the right places. They believe job opportunities and hiring practices are fair and… Read More Politics – A many-sided beast?