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”
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)”
by: Raine — Money-making season for a cellist like me is the holiday season. That and Easter. There are church services to be had and Christmas music to play and lots of people willing to listen. If you’ve been in an area for a long enough time, your name as a musician will have spreadContinue reading “Holiday Concert Rant”
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”
by: Raine — It’s funny how things happen, big things, and still, life goes on. The lives most affected by those big things continue to go on. Sometimes the person remembers those big things; sometimes those big things lie dormant in the back of the person’s mind. My aunt died. Well, she was found dead.Continue reading “Life Goes On”
by: Raine — As everyone knows, I’ve recently undergone surgery. It was very successful. No complications at all. The surgeon was really happy. I was really happy on drugs.