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Sure, spending money creates jobs regardless of who spends on what. But it makes a difference what those jobs do. When Ralph Ellison makes billions he employs many people building a yacht the size of US navy destroyer that sits in a dock most of the time. If the engineers and middle managers working for Oracle got some of that income people would get jobs building lots and lots of little fishing boats, little houses, little vacation homes by the lake, yoga classes, pretty tea pots, fancy sandals, books, working in fancy coffee shops, etc.  Who gets to spend the money determines who everyone is working for. Spending ever more money on the military is like paying people to dig holes then fill them in again.


     A good deal of the decline of military spending as a percentage of GDP came from technology investments with a military purpose. These holes turned out to be productive investments. Now, I think we could choose to invest in science, technology and education for nonmilitary reasons. A less microcephalic government would increase such investments. What about climate change? The benefits flowing from the costs of climate change are staggering. Look at what the death of coal has done. A few thousand jobs lost, hundreds of thousands gained.

     
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Composer Discussion / Re: Morton Feldman (1926-1987)
« Last post by Richard Pinnell on Today at 04:28:16 AM »
maybe I should check out that recording by Deirdre Cooper and John Tilbury.... or that other one by Arne Deforce and Yutaka Oya.

Yes on the Tilbury/Cooper. My favourite recording though is the one on Hat by Rohan DeSaram and Marianne Schroeder. Wonderful piece.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Haydn's Haus
« Last post by Gurn Blanston on Today at 04:27:26 AM »
Still, you benefited from the regular regimen!  And without violating the request, you were nevertheless equipped  0:)

0:) 

Yes, it's true. I wonder what other people use as a memory-triggering device. For me, it's the Key. Once I knew the key, the work came right back. Anyone have other ideas about that?

8)
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by Alek Hidell on Today at 04:26:47 AM »
Clifford Jordan: Spellbound



Chick Corea: Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1

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The Diner / Re: Metal
« Last post by Rinaldo on Today at 04:19:36 AM »
An older record (from 2014) but a recent discovery that I'm crazy about: MANTAR

Just guitar and drums and yet they manage to sound like Darkthrone partying with Lemmy.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/LC1WaXzWdDw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/LC1WaXzWdDw</a>

Bough the album right away, the rest of their stuff is also available on Bandcamp.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Morton Feldman (1926-1987)
« Last post by amw on Today at 04:16:32 AM »
The music was published posthumously as Patterns in a Chromatic Field, presumably they thought the fancy title would sell better. This recording is less agressive and in your face as others I've heard, and I think more interesting for that reason.
Hmm. I'd always heard of that piece and never listened to it because it sounded meh, but in its sole recording without a title I've owned and loved it for a while. (Though not easy listening lol.) I guess a) maybe titles don't actually sell that well with Feldman and b) maybe I should check out that recording by Deirdre Cooper and John Tilbury.... or that other one by Arne Deforce and Yutaka Oya.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Morton Feldman (1926-1987)
« Last post by Richard Pinnell on Today at 04:09:06 AM »
For me, Feldman's greatest works are the late piano pieces, For Bunita Marcus and Triadic Memories in particular. Feldman uses time and space in these works like nobody else. The greatest recordings I ever found, by some distance, are those by John Tilbury. If you can track down his London Hall set from the late nineties of the complete piano works I'd recommend it,  but his more recent recordings on the Italian Atopos label are truly wonderful.
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The Concerto is genial, relaxed, mostly slow tempi, meditative, lyrical and mellow --- like a long nocturne. The Esquisses are colorfully orchestrated and in the same laid back vein. Perfect for an autumn afternoon.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by amw on Today at 03:41:26 AM »
Alright good to know... in that case I guess it's not around on the internet and nor am I likely to get hold of the LP anytime soon. I'll drop you a line lmao
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