HELLO!! I'M TRYING TO GET TO KNOW YOU HERE!! :-)
1. How are you today?
2. Did you get a good night's sleep last night?
3. Do you remember any of your dreams? Care to share?
4. Did you eat breakfast this morning? If so, what did you eat?
5. Do you read the news on a daily basis? If so, where do you get your news?
6. Do you have any favorite websites you like to visit regularly?
7. What book(s) are you reading currently?
8. Do you subscribe to any magazines?
9. Have you had lunch yet? If you did, what did you eat? If not, what do you think you will eat?
10. Do you like learning about music history? If you feel like it, tell me some random tidbit you think is interesting about music history. If you don't feel like it, no sweat.
(me - 1.not bad; 2.yeah, pretty much; 3.i don't remember anything, although i think i was having some conversations that i thought were real. hopefully i wasn't talking in my sleep.; 4.yeah. yoghurt.; 5.i don't read the news with any particular regularity. i get my news from tidbits of the ny times, bbc, sfgate, and also places like yahoo and reddit.; 6.most are listed as links on my blog.; 7.*i'm a stranger here myself* by bill bryson; 8.yes - classical singer; 9.nope. maybe an avocado sandwich from le boulanger.; 10.yes! well, i've always been particularly interested in domestic music making or music making done in informal, social settings, so i find it very interesting to think about renaissance madrigal groups, hausmusik of the nineteenth century, or salon concerts given in the past or even today. we sometimes take recorded music and instant entertainment for granted and forget about the days when folks *had* to make music themselves in order to have any music at all. making music for fun is the best! so here's my tidbit... i suppose one of the first mediums for automating music was the player piano, which was invented in 1863 by Henri Fourneaux. The player piano "plays itself" using a piano roll. rolls in modern player pianos are activated by computer software, but in the old days they were often powered by a vacuum.)