Monthly Archives: November 2010

On Socialism

I’m an unemployed 18 year old, socialism should be my best friend, right? I should be thanking the state for all the wonderful economic methods it takes to allow creative, able young people to enter the market on any level, … Continue reading

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Having missed PHP

I’ve missed PHP. I just started up using it again. So I’m coding a pair of new websites, the first for myself because I don’t have one yet, and the second for a client. I’ve been meaning to learn a … Continue reading

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Art and (not) science

Why do art and science mix so poorly? I’ve only heard a handful of genuinely artful songs that are even abstractly about science, but they cannot escape seeming self-conscious and didactic. A common thought, ‘I’m sure lyrics about pink petals … Continue reading

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Shoulders of giants

When Stephen Sondheim recalls what was told to him by Oscar Hammerstein as a solid series of lessons in writing musicals, he describes the following four steps: take a good play, one that you like, and make it into a … Continue reading

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The problem with being comparatively SO correct…

…is that it would take ages to adequately explain why everyone else is wrong! This is my latest explanation as to why I haven’t written anything despite having a lot of opinions that deviate solidly from the mean. I worry … Continue reading

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