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Tonality is NOT Dead

Weaving a slender (and unfortunately spider silk strong), filament through many forums is a prejudice that is all too common in academic music circles…

The history of music is a messy diversity of compositional practices that a significant minority of musicians still try and compress into a single historical mainstream. 326 more words

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Overheard in Portland, Traffic Court Edition: “Someone else is drivin’ my car.”

Multnomah County Courthouse, Traffic Court Window | Portland, Oregon

3/6/2014 1:30 p.m.

Can I just say: traffic court in Portland is hee-la-rious! And not just the part where you sit in the actual courtroom and giggle as a credulous judge picks apart the incredibly lame cover stories and alibies and apologies of the citizenry cowering and glowering before him. 214 more words

Erin J. Bernard