Friday, March 20, 2009

Musica della sera...Glenn Gould x 3

The latest Musica della sera show is now up on the Internet to listen to on demand; see below for locating the link. This program will be available on demand until Thursday, March 26, 2009

First of all, we at KUSP want to thank the many who pledged during the program. It was a remarkably robust show of support for Musica della sera, KUSP, and community radio. Frankly, with the economic situation what it is, we weren't expecting a big response, so it was very heartening. Thank you.

Along with the snappy husband-and-wife banter and rousing encouragement of supporting community radio, there was some pretty enjoyable music.


I lugged in my massive 80-disc Glenn Gould Columbia collection, a request last week by Patrick, our affable phone answerer. Drawing from 3 centuries of keyboard repertoire, I played selected Two- and Three-part inventions by Bach, a relatively brisk performance of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, and Hindemith's 2nd piano sonata. And yes, the recordings are replete with the late artist's controversial humming.

A string quartet by Shostakovich, a tone poem by Sibelius, and a rarely heard Italian baroque guitar sonata were also featured. And the show began with what has become for me the "Pledge Drive Concerto", Alessandro Marcello's very catchy concerto for oboe which I like to think puts people in the mood to respond to our appeals.

You can see exactly what was played and who performed it by referring to the playlist (originally broadcast 3/19/2009).


My wife, Meera Collier-Mitchell, and I take turns hosting the classical radio program Musica della sera on Thursday evenings, 7-9:30 (PT). This week Nicholas hosted. Listen on demand...

KUSP's brand new web feature: The KUSP Music Show Player, Classical, Jazz, Global, Eclectic, and Late Late, listen on demand, check it out, peruse the list and click the one for Musica della sera to hear our show.

Each broadcast is available for download until it is replaced by the subsequent week's program.

You can also stream KUSP live of course.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vitamin B6 in yer dreams

FWIW Department




B6 active component Pyridoxal phosphate (PSP)

I was recently prescribed Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid, as a remedy to alleviate impacted sinuses. But I grabbed a bottle of B6 (active component: pyridoxal phosphate) by mistake. Meera looked up what benefits I might get from this accidental purchase, and came across this interesting item in Wikipedia:
At least one preliminary study has found that this vitamin may increase dream vividness or the ability to recall dreams. It is thought that this effect may be due to the role this vitamin plays in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin.
I have long noticed that my dreams tend to be particularly vivid if I take vitamin B complex before going to bed, but this is the first time I have ever seen such a correlation cited elsewhere. Maybe there is something to the B6 component.

I did have an unusually elaborate and vivid dream last night after taking B complex, along with an extra 100 mg of B6.

Spaghetti sauces and pizza sauces also seem to stimulate vivid dreams for me, but no one I've mentioned that to has reported similar experiences.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Musica della sera...feeling fluty.

The latest Musica della sera show is now up on the Internet to listen to on demand; see below for locating the link. This program will be available on demand until Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flute pieces, solo and accompanied, by Händel, Telemann, and C.P.E. Bach. Also much in evidence, works for guitar, piano, French horns, and sackbuts (but not all at once).

You can see exactly what was played and who performed it by referring to the playlist (originally broadcast 3/5/2009).
















The Flute Player, oil painting by Hendrik Terbrugghen, 1621

Hangin in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel, Germany

My wife, Meera Collier-Mitchell, and I take turns hosting the classical radio program Musica della sera on Thursday evenings, 7-9:30 (PT). This week Nicholas hosted.

KUSP Radio is now offering On Demand downloads of its music programs. Peruse the calendar listing, with audio links, of The Shows Available. Click the one for Musica della sera Thursday night to hear our show.

Each broadcast is available for download until it is replaced by the subsequent week's program.

You can also stream KUSP live of course.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

and when they leave i do this (photo)

"thank u all!
i do cleaning for a living in a small hotel so i wont talk to people and ask its everything ok sir?if i have to ask this custion again i will die i prefer to clean with headphones 8 hours than talk to a custemer for one sec!!!!!!!!!
as a photographer in israel i can only dream about working in that.....in israel there is no art .art here is stupid pics of war graffitti that sucks not even good ones just stupid sentence like free who ever the arabs took this time and sunsets.i have no place in this country!!!!
thank again guys!!!!!!!!! "



Interesting photography I follow on Flickr. I was intrigued by the snapshot of expression in her comment.