October 26th, 2013

Golden Hair

If It Ain't Baroque

If It Ain't Baroque: More Music History as It Ought to Be Taught by David W. Barber

A short, humorous but accurate, illustrated history of classical music. Starting with a discussion of the term itself -- which of course compromises not only its own Classical era, but the Baroque, the Romantic, etc.
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philosophical observations about magic and science

Was reflecting on a work that had operational magic and steam trains and other forms of technological advancement.  It even had a sect that rejected the use of magic as laziness; one member boasts of how they improved train engines by dedicating themselves to non-magical means.

Says the pondering thoughts, would they really distinguish like that?
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