I’ve been watching that YouTube video about plagiarism that was mentioned on the latest episode of Shop Talk (some other podcast I listened to recently may have also mentioned it, although I can’t remember which one). I’m only an hour in — it’s more than 3 hours long so it’ll take me a couple of days to watch the whole thing — but it’s been fascinating. It’s quite something to see how blatant some of these cases of plagiarism are. 📺
You know the feeling when you see a YouTube interview of someone talking about their work, and you’re left feeling “gosh, I wish that person also had a YouTube channel.” This is one of those interviews. Fascinating, if short, discussion from the architect of Windows NT.
🎵 Pippin, the New Broadway Cast Recording, by Stephen Schwartz.
One of the defining memories of my life was in Year 10, playing the viola in the pit orchestra of our high-school production of Pippin. Good times.
One of a handfull of albums I use to play constantly on the record player when I was a kid.
Also rediscovered Fleetwood Mac, after a long pause since hearing it when I was a kid. Seems “Dreams” is the more popular one (I keep hearing it at the gym), but for myself, I just love the instrumentation of “Little Lies”. 🎵
Rediscovered Nigel Westlake’s Antarctica — Suit for guitar and orchestra. First heard it in Year 11 Music, when we had to study the score. Started listening to it again about a month ago. You’d want the version with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Slightly more refined than the original. 🎵
Saw this boosted on social.lol. A really good talk on why having your own place on the web is worth it.
This week’s ear-worm. Apparently I loved this track when I was a little kid. Well, apart from the very 80’s sound (not a criticism), I’d say the younger me had great taste.
No, you stop scouring the web for a music video from your childhood and get back to work! 😀
🎵 Twenty Four Hours from Café Del Chillia
Effectively intermission music but I have found myself liking it. I do, however, think that with just a few tweaks it could be much better. Changing the base line so that it no longer clashes with the melody, for example.