So tomorrow's my birthday, and, finally, I'll be playing with a full deck. Lately the deal is we go out someplace special for dinner, chosen by the newly aged. Still wondering what to pick. But there's a stack of unidentified loot accumulating. :-)
Re: Boston Husi Lunch... How about Thursday the 22gn, around 12:30? Kellnerin suggested getting something and eating it in Columbus Park. I'm unsure about what in the way of take-out restaurants are local to the area, but it's a cool idea if the weather's nice.
Other stuff. Been playing some lately with odd musical notions. Notably Just Intonation, where the notes in the scale are in ratios of small integers instead of powers of the twelfth root of two. It has some "true" intervals in it, but also some "wolf" intervals, which the composer is required to work around. Lots of early music kind of assumes some kind of Just Intonation. In Bach's time, they were beginning to get away from that toward equal temperament, where all the half-steps are the same size, and you can play in any key without retuning the instrument. The modulation you think of as typically Bach is a demonstration of the virtues of this system. I snared a garageband plug-in that's supposed to support Just Intonation with a MIDI keyboard. Haven't had time to play with it yet.
Also among odd musical things is the Locrian Mode, pretty much B to B on the white notes of a piano. Kinda cool because the 5th is diminished to a tritone. I might do something with that for the MFC. And I have a meditation on summertime that I wrote yesterday, which could perhaps be used with some alterations as a lyric. Hmm.
Stuff. Got too much of it. Starting to recycle, slowly. Got rid of a couple old computers and a printer the other day, and started making a dent in the pile of ancient journals (c. 1980) in my basement.
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