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  • For Tetzlaff, a degree of distance can at times be deliberate. He believes that too much prettiness limits a piece’s narrative potential. “The listener loses the ear for the most beautiful sounds if they’ve been used for arbitrary, non-important things,” he says. As he once told a roomful of students, with mock severity, “Beauty is the enemy of expression!”
  • Performing music, he says, “is the job that has the most to do with the belief in the existence of a soul. I deal in Berg’s soul, in Brahms’s soul—that’s my job. And, you can challenge me, but I find that music is humans’ most advanced achievement, more so than painting and writing, because it’s more mysterious, more magical, and it acts in such a direct way. Trying to turn lead into gold is nothing compared to taking something mechanical like an instrument—a string and a bow—and using it to evoke a human soul, preserved through the centuries.”
  • When Tetzlaff was ten, his parents gave him a two-volume biographical dictionary that surveyed the lives of the great composers. It became a kind of portal. “This was the book I read over and over,” he told me. “I really felt so in tune with them—I knew all the dates of their lives, what they had been doing, where they had been. They were always my heroes, creating something fantastic against all odds, and against their real life.”

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  • The second playbook of the Berloff's is as much fun a the first one. You can find songs you love no matter what your level of skill with the Ukulele. I'm a beginner, having played for less than a year, but on the first read through I found at least 10-15% of entries immediately playable and fun. I've had the "Leap Year" songbook for 2 months now and have increased my repertoire to 65-70 songs. More will follow after I master these new one.
  • The second playbook of the Berloff's is as much fun a the first one. You can find songs you love no matter what your level of skill with the Ukulele. I'm a beginner, having played for less than a year, but on the first read through I found at least 10-15% of entries immediately playable and fun. I've had the "Leap Year" songbook for 2 months now and have increased my repertoire to 65-70 songs. More will follow after I master these new one.

  • rue, some of the songs (Specifically Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen) are in odd keys. This is to make the songs easier to play on the ukulele and to make the music in the book as accessible as possible.
    Also, just like the first book, there are traditional songs and pop/classic rock from the 50's on, including some from the 90's and the 00's (which is really cool!)

  • Broadway Show Tunes, Jazz, Children's, Country, Big Band, Hits of the 50's through Hits of the 2000's, Movie and TV, etc. Even songs that are in 3/4 time are separately listed.
  • his has been my favorite of several fake books I've purchased. I'm still new at the keyboard, but this book is challenging me to learn more chords and pick up things on my own. The selection should please just about anyone.
  • This has been my favorite of several fake books I've purchased. I'm still new at the keyboard, but this book is challenging me to learn more chords and pick up things on my own. The selection should please just about anyone.

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  • This one is by far the best value of all the fake books I checked at the store.
  • This one is by far the best value of all the fake books I checked at the store.
  • This one is by far the best value of all the fake books I checked at the store.

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  • Well-meaning sympathizers of Candy Carson have excused her appearance as a result of her religious beliefs. She is a devout Seventh-day Adventist, a religion that discourages women from wearing makeup and jewelry and emphasizes a modest appearance. OK. But religion and modesty are not synonymous with ill-fitting and unflattering and out-of-date. Also, there’s a Seventh-day Adventist church on my block, and on Saturday morning, the women I see look well put together for service. Candy Carson’s look can’t be blamed on religion.

  • The most obnoxious thing about Wentworth is the quality of the jobs their engineering grads get out of college. LET ME LIVE IN YOUR FUTURE PALATIAL MARBLEHEAD ESTATES!

  • “You don’t look anything like I thought you would.” Full stop.
  • If I’m being honest, those moments were manna for me. I relished them like I relish an earthy pinot noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and I was always more than happy to answer the question “What do you do?” In fact sometimes, if it didn’t enter the conversation right away, I would steer it so that it would. That sounds horribly self-centered and egotistical when I write it, but it’s true, and I’d bet I’m not alone in doing so. When you have a great job with a high cool factor, you want people to know it. You want people to ask the question so that you can say ever-so-nonchalantly, “Oh, I’m in radio.”

     

    I’m not the only one who thinks that way. After Jill Abramson was fired by The New York Times in 2014, she told Cosmopolitan magazine:

     

    “It can be a danger to define yourself by your job. I miss my colleagues and the substance of my work, but I don’t miss saying, ‘Jill Abramson, executive editor.’ I don’t. I was once told a former executive editor of the Times, who knew he was going to stop being editor, made sure to make reservations at a particular restaurant because he was afraid after that they wouldn’t give him a table anymore. That’s not high on my priority list!”

    • Why is this the first question we ask? Why is our work the most important thing people want to know about us?

       

      I now make a point of asking some other question—anyother question—when I first meet someone. Some of the questions I now ask are these:

       
         
      • What’s your favorite thing to do in this city?
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      • What kind of travel do you enjoy? When’s the last time you did that and where did you go?
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      • What’s your favorite part of the weekend?
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      Sometimes it feels a little bit weird, and I will literally say to the person I’m just meeting that I hate asking about people’s work right off the bat, so I try to ask different questions instead. Most folks appreciate that and return the favor by asking me questions unrelated to my work.

       

      That’s what happens in many other countries. In fact, in some places it’s considered rude to ask about someone’s work until you get to know him. I like that.

       

      We are not our work. Let’s stop making that the first thing we want to know about our fellow humans.

  • The project’s self-titled debut album was released in October 2012 on New Amsterdam Records. Called “sensually stunning” by the New York Times, the album was included on many Best of 2012 lists, topped the classical charts on iTunes and Amazon, broke into the top 10 on the Billboard charts and took home a GRAMMY Award in 2014 for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.
  • In April, 2013, ensemble member Caroline Shaw received the Pulitzer Prize in Music for Partita for 8 Voices, the four movements of which appear on the Roomful of Teeth’s debut album. An iTunes exclusive EP of Partita was subsequently released and ranked no. 1 on iTunes classical charts.
  • The group’s sophomore album, Render, was released April 2015 on New Amsterdam Records. Dubbed “both beautiful and groovy as hell” (The Thoroughfare), the album features debut recordings of works by William Brittelle, Caleb Burhans, ensemble tenor Eric Dudley, Wally Gunn, Missy Mazzoli and artistic director Brad Wells. The recording was produced by Jesse Lewis and, on three tracks, features Jason Treuting of So Percussion. Upon release, The Nation wrote, "Roomful of Teeth is making some of the most rigorously venturesome and thrillingly inventive music being made by any ensemble, vocal or instrumental, today.”

  • It was an anecdote shared by Trump’s sister, Judge Maryanne Barry, a U.S. District Court judge in New Jersey, that captured my attention. In his early days, Trump “was not much” of a student, the announcer says. The young Trump preferred baseball to studying. As a boy, he hounded his father for a new baseball mitt. “He came home and he said to my father, ‘Peter Blank has a baseball mitt that cost $45. I want one, too,’” Barry says. “My father’s standard response was, ‘Of course you can’t have that. You won’t appreciate anything when you grow up if you have it now.’”
  • Trump was still the boy who wanted the $45 baseball mitt, except the baseball mitt is now the Oval Office. In that moment, he discovered his vocation. Not as a builder, but as a striver, someone who acquired things other people told him he couldn’t possess—first properties and, now, the presidency. It’s why he continues to flirt with a third-party presidential run. (“If I’m not treated fairly by the Republican Party, I very well might consider [a third-party bid for the presidency],” he said in a recent phone interview with ABC’s “This Week.”)
  • It’s not a stretch to imagine a man like David—angry by the hand the economy dealt him, angry that the TRUMP life of $28 Wagyu sliders and TRUMP bath crystals remains just out of reach—voting for Trump.

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