Thursday, April 29, 2010

New music

There, I've loaded the Trumpet concerto, and the clarinet-piano piece (parts one and two).
Check 'em out!


Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Well, congratulations on completing some of your new
compositions! When I went to
Facebook or MySpace on your
link I could not play the
mp3's. I guess I have to
install some new kind of
player. This office Dell is
so monitored and constipated
with Big Brother nuances, I
just miss out on a lot of
vidoes and mp3's. One day
soon that will not be the
case. Good luck on finding
a live musician or two to
play your clarinet piece
at SCC. Let's assume that will
work out for you.
It be Friday, for sure, and
even though I have a medical
treatment today, I am smiling
as the "shortened" week comes
to a pathetic close. I still
have 8 huge weeks of indentured
servitude ahead of me, and
my mind and spirit are going
though changes like a 4 year
old goes through new clothes
in a day. Thanks to Lynne
Rees, over at Applehouse,
I have discovered poet
Jack Gilbert, and through
his Bio, his poet wife,
Linda Gregg, for my esoteric
posting of poetics way over
there on FFTR. And of course,
I am still enjoying the poetry
and photography of Yi-Ching Lin,
pumping the good stuff out of
NYC. She is a bit overwhelmed
by my initial enhusiasm; can
you imagine such a thing?
Sorry to hear that you did not
seem to be in rapture over the
new PBS version of Hamlet.
I taped it, but have not viewed
it yet; it's over three hours
long, enit?

6:33 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

You don't have to go to face or space, you can use the little jukebox right here on FFTL.

Polonious was well done.

The thing reminded me of a B-17, tail shot off, and one motor out but still a great play.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Yes, it is good to be at home this
fine MONDAY am, cuz your little
jukebox sidebar shows up with actual
stuff in it, and I was able to listen
to all your newest compositions.
I especially liked the Bass Concerto,
but you already know I am predisposed
to liking strings. Pretty accomplished
pieces, to be sure. It would be triple
cool to hear them in person.
After deleting hundreds of my older
postings over on FFTR, my son-in-law,
Joel came over yesterday, and we
did confirm that I had used up 90%
of the free blogger 1024MB, which
seems to be equal to 1GB. I was able
to sign up for 20GB of space for the
annual fee of $5.00. How wonderful,
and yet how sad as I waded into my
archives with a blunt and ignorant
sythe of anger and frustration, and
now it will take several months of
my soon to be free time to recapitulate
those postings lost; but hey, now
all is well in my land of creativity,
and until I encounter the next glitch,
and require the next tutorial, things
are good over on FFTR. I watched the
PBS Great Performances version of
H A M L E T , and I did learn to appreciate
David Tennant even more. He is fey
as a fruit cake, but he is a hell of fine
actor. Several of the 7 famous soliloquies
came to life very vividly. The modern dress
version, interspersed with period dress,
CCTV, cell phones, and hand guns, was
an odd poiporiri of mixed dimensions
that often jarred more than it jelled.
I did like all the mirrors on set, and it
did work symbolically and specifically.
The "new" DR. WHO will take some getting
used to, but I am now taping it as well.
Patrick Stewart did his Shakespearean
well, but much of what he does has
less depth and girth than I would have
hoped for. I liked the actress who played
Gertrude; the chamber scene was nearly
Oedipal. Tennant being barefooted so
much was odd, but kind of effective.
He does use his body well, and it does
show his theatre training. They spent
a week rehearsing the fencing dueling
scene at the end, and it seemed to go
well. I still prefer the Zefferelli version
of HAMLET. Mel Gibson was stunning,
and was excellently supported by
Alan Bates, Glenn Close, Paul Scofield,
and others. Rent it, download it, or
borrow it from me, but watch it.
I really liked your description of
the PBS new version: "the thing reminded
me of a B-17, tail shot off, one motor
out--but still a great play."
Well said, sir.
I looked at some newer vehicles on
Saturday, but found it difficult to
drive them, with my lame left foot.
I use an extended wider brake peddle
on my pick up, so that I can use
both feet while driving, and most
newer cars have the brake right
of center, nearer the gas, because
folks with healthy feet, legs, and
ankles. Joel and I loaded up 7 years
worth of old TV's, computers, and
microwaves yesterday, and took
them to Goodwill. They recycle that
electronic stuff for free now.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
I'd love to hear your two new works (Congratulations!!!) when I get to Seattle at the end of June!!!
P.S. No "rergards from the LL", as she is still in Cornwall (England), where she went whi´le I was in Türkeye.

8:02 AM  

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