P. Royer. La Marche des Scythes. Yago Mahugo, Harpsichord.

La Marche des Scythes

I’m working from my home study trying to get a bunch of stuff knocked off my agenda now that we are starting the 3rd quarter of the year but I have a certain passage from La Marche des Scythes in my head. I’ve been playing it on repeat at full blast as I go through…

Conchita Wurst

What Bearded Ladies Can Teach Us About 18th Century Borda Count Voting Systems and Making Money

The Washington Post this morning had a story about the political discontentment in Russia over the outcome of the 2014 Eurovision competition.  Given that a few days ago, I outright said I’d personally emigrate were I living in Russia, this confluence of events is particularly timely.  I’m going to use it as an excuse to talk about something known…

All Good Things Happen During Montages

You know those scenes in televisions where all good things happen during the montage?  This is montage music.  I’ve been listening to 말도 안돼 by a girl named Youhna all afternoon.  I can’t get it out of my head.  It makes me want to renovate a house, or go shopping, take up jogging, or start a new…