Stone Cold Lampin’ #15

Stone Cold Lampin’ #15
March 10, 2016

I’m trying to figure out a way to combine western classical music with international music and from that structure a 4-hour program. I like playing classical music. It’s up in the farthest uppermost corner of the library. Most of it isn’t registered in the library. It seems neglected. I dust it off and try to learn about it. I like the sound of classical music, and the great performances, and I find much of the same qualities in the music of other cultures. I like hearing them together.

Christa Ludwig

Hour 1: Starts at 9:55 so you get a few minutes of Fox Populi. The first hour’s program starts in Greece, then Irish Violin, Indian violin, Schubert songs, Burmese songs, and Turkish songs.

Group Doueh

Hour 2: Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, African songs.

Darius Milhaud

Hour 3: Lou Harrison, John Cage, Darius Milhaud.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Hour 4: Mozart Chamber Music, Stravinsky Ballet, Xenakis.

Here’s the playlist.

Each mp3 is 70 minutes long and starts a few minutes before the hour, and ends a few minutes after.
Streams will be available until March 24.

Streams via

Growing Up (In Spite of Himself)

This weekend, we moved John John to his first non-crib, big boy bed. The first night was a bit rough, but by nap today he seemed to have gotten the hang of it.  I can see, however, that he has some mixed feelings about the move. Last night he plaintively asked for his crib – it was already full of boxes of baby girl clothes…this is probably also related to his soon-to-be big brother status.

Today, he asked me if he was wearing big boy underpants. I told him yes. “Why?” he asked. “Because,” I told him, “You are a big boy now.”

He paused for a moment to collect his thoughts, and then declared in one of his fullest, nuanced sentences to date:

“No, I’m still just a little baby.”

Little baby has grown up. Even if he didn’t mean to.  He went to bed without any fuss tonight. A big boy.