Monthly Archives: February 2011


A couple of recent conversations on Facebook have me rather puzzled. In each case, by making straightforward statements about what I think, I seem to have offended friends, or hurt their feelings. John Lehmkuhl posted a link to a Soundcloud … Continue reading

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The Gravity of the Tonic

Here’s a fairly deep psychological puzzle for musicians to chew on. Why is it that most pieces of┬átonal music start and end in the same key? This has been true, by and large, since at least the time of Bach, … Continue reading

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What’s Naughty & Nice

Oddly enough, religion can provide no reliable guidance that will help anyone figure out what behavior is moral or immoral. Most religionists believe just the opposite. Many of them, or so I’ve read, are convinced that religion is the only … Continue reading

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