Monday, August 03, 2015

Happy Monday!

Have you heard of Harry Partch? He rebelled against traditional Western music and not only made his own music, but also his own instruments. Efforts are underway to recreate one of his works, which means recreating the instruments, too.

Long, long ago, when I lived in France for a few months, I would see a short puppet show (like Spitting Image) in between news broadcasts in the evening. If I ever knew the name, I forgot it, but it turns out that “Les Guignols de l’Info” is still alive and well and on French television, and even the politicians support the show.

Robert Louis Stevenson was a man of contradictions, who managed to lead an extraordinary life despite some serious obstacles.

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