Daily Archives: March 24, 2012
Then again, if I were Mozart, I would have been dead over thirty years at this point.
Anyway, this piece, Allegro Molto, composed when was 11, was recently discovered. Take a listen:
This was played by Florian Birsak in Stuttgart on Mozart’s own pianoforte. What a complicated and beautiful piece.
- Newly discovered Mozart piano work he composed as a child is performed for first time | Mail Online (livasperiklis.com)
- The Most Heavenly Piano Music? (arioso7.wordpress.com)
38% of Americans think so (up from 18% in 2001) and would like to keep religion out of politics.
Time Magazine in its Swampland section also points out:
In an article appearing in the March-April 2012 issue of Foreign Affairs adapted from their upcoming book, American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides Us, Putnam and Campbell argue that the growth in the unaffiliateds has been fueled by a backlash against the religious right. There’s some debate whether the “nones” are really abandoning spirituality–most still believe in God but don’t claim ties to any organized religion–and whether culture warriors, secular indoctrination at elite institutions (as some conservatives dubiously argue) or pop evangelists (see Ross Douthat) are to blame.
But whatever the cause, the political implications of this bloc are plain: Unaffiliateds don’t like religious sermonizing in the public square. According to Pew, 66% of “nones” think the government is too involved in dictating morality; 70% think abortion should be legal in all or most cases; and 71% think homosexuality should be accepted by society.
- The Rise of the “Nones” (bobcornwall.com)
- More See “Too Much” Religious Talk by Politicians – Santorum Voters Disagree – – – The Pew Forum on Religion & Public LIfe (richarddawkins.net)
- More Americans say too much religion in politics (religion.blogs.cnn.com)
- Churches: Keep out of politics – national poll (seattlepi.com)
- U.S. News – Pew survey: Americans think politicians are talking too much about religion (coffeereads.wordpress.com)
- Too much of a God thing (newstatesman.com)
So help me, moving again is going to take more will than I think I have. We’re still hauling boxes and artwork and clothes and other stuff from 322 Starkey’s to the new house and it is an ongoing exhaustion creator.
To top it off it is raining this weekend and our helper students have football practice for much of it. When this is all done I’m going to sleep for two days straight and then get on with my life.
This morning on my radio show I was stumped for the first time on a play challenge, but, in general it went pretty well. Except, of course, that we weren’t on the internet due to a problem with the provider that the station is having. I’m sorry my regular out-of-town listeners couldn’t tune in today.