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feel like a heel for not mentioning this earlier, but I asked Dr. S about the due time for the paper and he said that he's not going to be in Wednesday afternoon so it's really due on his office door by the time he gets in on Thursday morning.

But I'm still planning to get it mostly done tonight...too much on my plate tomorrow. Just thought folks might want to know in case anybody's flipping out.

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i'm still not done with my essay that was due today. is he going to beat me?
Current Mood:
nervous nervous
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Hey hey hey kids.

It's been kind of quiet around here lately... just checking in.

How are people's annotated bibliographies going? I think I know what everyone else is writing on.

I myself am doing an in-depth discussion of the Byrd-Monte communication and its significance in the midst of the broader international political landscape... and then I'm tying in Bruno, Sidney, the Throckmorton plot, Mary Queen of Scots, Jimmy Hoffa and the Lindbergh baby. =oX

Good luck to all, happy reading/researching and typing, and see you on Friday.

Current Music:
David Byrne - "Fuzzy Freaky"
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Hey everyone,
Sorry to have been so elusive lately, my life has been quite different lately and I have been working quite a bit. Not to mention, was having a hard time getting internet connection. Now I have high speed and would like to keep more in touch. Also, I have been trying to come up with a topic for my paper. Since I will not be in class for the rest of the semester I will have a little trouble knowing what has been discussed, needless to say I am out of the loop. Can you let me know what you all are writing about. First, so I do not pick up something that you all are writing about and to help me to figure one out for myself. I really appreciate it and would love to hear from you all on a personal basis. I miss you all.
Carlos
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man. we have been brainwashed! sitting in choral symposium tonight, listening to scott's presentation on walton's belshazzar's feast, all i could think was, 'look at this text! recusant allegory all over the place!' except for how it was written in 1930. yeah, except for that, it was totally all about elizabethan politics.
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Since the e-mail list for the class clearly isn't working, can everyone please post a response here saying what song or songs they've chosen to look at for this week's assignment?

DP is doing "Paper, Inke, and Penne", and DN is doing "O lord, how vain".

I haven't chosen one yet myself, but I will respond with a comment as soon as I have.

As Phinny said earlier, Happy Byrding. =o)

//Zestimo

Current Mood:
cold cold
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advice: Unless you're REALLY interested in the failings of McClary and Taruskin, among others, in defining "music as social practice," just read the last section in which our esteemed (?) author finally demonstrates what he's been theorizing about. Then maybe go back and look for definitions if you're unclear as to his methods or how he comes to his conclusions.

I'm still not sure what all that other Jibba-Jabba was for...although he did help me put a finger on what's bugged me about McClary...

Current Mood:
minimal
Current Music:
Phil Glass
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I say we have a William Byrd party sometime soon. We'll make British food and everyone can come dressed as their favorite motet from the Cantiones Sacrae and we can watch some Queen Elizabeth-related film! Ok, so on second thought... maybe the British food isn't such a good idea. But we should still have the dinner party, Byrd motif optional. What do you say?

See you all in class!

Current Mood:
working
Current Music:
ambient sound of a quiet music library
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in case i'm ahead of anyone on the reading, i'll warn y'all that the kerman just restates the monson in simpler terms. i think it was intended for non-musicians as it's very much simplified. i can't think why we should have had to read both. monson gives us the nitty gritty and kerman gives a pleasant overview (with occasional credit to monson, who clearly did all the work). that seems to happen about every week in this class - two of the readings say the same thing. ::sigh::
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I was bored and in the midst of taking a break from reading about William Byrd, so I stole 'alfonso ferrabosco' as an lj interest. His name is fun to say. I wish he had a curly mustache and wore a cape. That is all.
Current Music:
Talking Heads - "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel"
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