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  1. USB audio cracked... finally!

    "O madness of discourse, That cause sets up with and against itself! Bi-fold authority! where reason can revolt Without perdition, and loss assume all reason Without revolt: this is, and is not, the Lush USB Cable. Within my soul there doth conduce a fight Of this strange nature that a thing inseparate Divides more wider than the sky and earth, And yet the spacious breadth of this division Admits no orifex for a point as subtle As Ariadne's broken woof to enter." ----Will Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, slightly revised.
  2. My Essential Classical Albums.

    Lou Harrison as well.
  3. My Essential Classical Albums.

    As far as musical orientalism (romantic fantasies of the East), I immediately think of Rimsky-Korsakov, particularly Scheherazade and Antar -- based on Arabian Nights stories. Other Rimsky-Korsakov draws on eastern European and Russian folk music and stories.
  4. My Essential Classical Albums.

    2 in particular come to mind:
  5. Album of the Evening

    Jean Guyot (1520-1588): Te Deum laudamus & other sacred music Cinquecento http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68180 One of this year's Gramophone nominees in the Early Music category. The "Te Deum Laudamus"(17 minutes) is the real feature here. Fluid, nice harmonies, has the usual calming and gently uplifting character of good sacred music from this period. For specialists only, imo. This isn't among the greatest.
  6. OT: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    I think some historical perspective might be helpful here regarding communication skills and education, so I've cobbled together something to provide context:
  7. Album of the Evening

    Never heard of this one. Looks interesting. Thanks.
  8. OT: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    Yup: http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/03/13/519977607/irresistible-by-design-its-no-accident-you-cant-stop-looking-at-the-screen I ran into the book through a brief review by UC Berkeley philosopher Alva Noe who blogs on NPR's 13/7 Cosmos and Culture. Noe's doing very interesting work of his own as well: http://www.npr.org/people/336061213/alva-no
  9. OT: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    I will tactfully avoid the important, interesting, powerful, tragic, but potentially contentious and passion-inducing issues mentioned above. Here's an interesting recent book I've browsed: Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter: https://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Addictive-Technology-Business-Keeping/dp/1594206643/ Blurb: "Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans."
  10. Album of the Evening

    Flour de Beaulté La Morra
  11. My Essential Classical Albums.

    Fine suggestion. I'm fond of his work generally. Another recommendation:
  12. My Essential Classical Albums.

    Erics Esenvalds, for example: Ola Gjeilo: James MacMillan; Eric Whitacre
  13. My Essential Classical Albums.

    Stockhausen? Didn't know that. I'll add Peteris Vasks, for example:
  14. Album of the Evening

    The Island of St. Hylarion: Music of Cyprus, 1413-1422 Ensemble P.A.N. [Project Ars Nova] Ars Subtlior, worth a listen. http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-island-of-st-hylarion-music-of-cyprus-1413-1422-mw0001940636