On violinist Mark O’Connor and how his blog post renders itself ineffective

by: Raine — Mark O’Connor, a brilliant American violinist and virtuoso performer, has written a blog post that infuriates me. It is supposed to explore whether J.S. Bach should be performed in the style it was “intended” to be performed in three hundred years ago or whether it should be reinterpreted to fit the modernContinue reading “On violinist Mark O’Connor and how his blog post renders itself ineffective”

Mission: Diet and Exercise (plus some ranting)

by: Raine — (Meatball night!) As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I’ve started a new diet regime with Lil’ Raine. It’s been 30 days and I’ve lost 8.5 pounds and Lil’ Raine has lost 9.5 pounds. YAY! I’ve been going to the gym regularly. I’ve been cooking every day (I haveContinue reading “Mission: Diet and Exercise (plus some ranting)”

Things a Miamian needs to learn when moving to a mountain state

by: Raine — Foothills are NOT mountains. Yes, everything in Florida is flat so the emergence of a geographical point that is taller than Mount Trashmore may SEEM like a mountain, but it is not. Still, they’re SO tall! And slopey. And scary! Can’t it be a mountain to someone who is from 20 feetContinue reading “Things a Miamian needs to learn when moving to a mountain state”