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Romy the Cat


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Bruckner, Wind and the wet dream…
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I had today a fantastic listening experience and made today a stunning discovery.

I was very exhausted today, did not feel good – a life of self-employed contractors sometimes we need to work while sick… Dot home, had a lot of work to do and in evening, practically without feel own legs I crashed myself in my listening chair.  It was hot in the room, so I turned the ceiling fans. The open doors and windows made a nice chaotic wind in the room. I lighted up Cohiba, took remote and I hit the play on the CD player. Whatever is there… Not surprisingly the CD that was in the player was Bruckner 9…

Then it started. The breeze in the room, the waves of airstreams begin to talk with Sound waves of the Bruckner’s superlative first movement. It was fantastic, truly fantastic!

I wonder, why do not capitalize on it.  The fans might me driven by eclectic signal from the symphony, in fact the wind signal might be written specifically and separately. What I truly would like to have is a pedal next to my foot that would control the wind in my room and I would like to ride it while Bruckner is being played.

I spend my childhood near see. In my teens I made a few trips as a seaman on commercial ship.  Living next to sea I have seen some very means storms, some of them were so picturesque and so expressive visually and  sonically that those memoirs will be living with me to the rest of my live. My long time wet dream of an orchestra at the full force plays atop granite cliff with 30-40 feet waves are crashing at the cliff. What I had with fans in that room and Bruckner was as far as possible from that wet dream of my  but it was as close as I think I even will be possible. Well, to drive a pedal with propeller is much easier then learn conducting, isn’t it?

Rgs, Romy the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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A lawn mower.
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I am looking to buy a ride-on lawn mower and I borrowed today from a neighbor a nice Zero-Turn  mower with two stick operation, to try what it is and if I like it. I thought that I will be comfortable with two stick operation. During my military service I drove light tank once and a few times I drove 40T caterpillar-based UHF target acquisition station:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-40_radar

To my surprise I was absolutely not able to drive the Zero-Turn mover as the operation sticks are very sensitive and it take time to get use to. However, while I was playing with that ZTM mower I realized that to drive it is very similar to listening Bruckner, you need just to close your eyes while you drive ZTM.

Listening Bruckner is about a relationship between own sense of posture.  Now you sit up straight and a very soft note later you are ether standing in your knees of lying on the floor, absolutely shattered by those dangers and unspeakably beautiful phrases, of the absence of them. Riding the ZTM blindly is very much the same – a very soft touch of the sticks and you drive god know where. To drive the ZTM blindly you need to know very much where are you, who you are, where you are going and to have immaculate control over the machine – otherwise you find yourself in bushes. Listening or conducting Bruckner you need to do absolutely the same – one very small, unconfident or showy movement and Bruckner will turn into irrelevant sequence of sounds.

I am sure that people who are accustomed to ZTM have no problem to navigate them but the fun of riding it for a first time is very Bruckner-like. In a way it remind me what I operate a plane one. Well, I did not “operate” it. It was a single engine plane and a friend of mine, the pilot, took me up and let me move the control for 15 second. The responsiveness of the airplane was very sensual. This machine-human interaction always was the subject of my fixation…. When I was a child and just learned to ride bicycle I asked my father what will happened if I close eyes and will drive bike. You understand what he answered.  To drive the ZTM and to feel where you are doing and to sense if the ZTM is turning is “almost” possible (after U buy my own).  But with Bruckner there is no father and there are no trees on the lawn. You have the same ability to fly, only you are free and you are running the show…

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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From Wolfgang Seifert book about Günter Wand
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"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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Günter Wand 100 year birthday.
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I was yesterday, but I was out of town. I guess he did leave something to celebrate today ...

The caT


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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