It’s the middle of my Semester 1 exam period at the moment (two down, two to go – I finish on the 20th of June), so I haven’t had much time to write anything in-depth. However, I do have a few potential longer-form posts coming: one looking at the new Ridley Scott film Prometheus from an intelligent design (ID) perspective; one analysing Jonathan McLatchie’s recent ENV post on convergent evolution; and probably another on the distinctions between secular ID, ID creationism and traditional creationism, in the context [...]
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When I post about a musician or band on here under the guise of a Tabletop Transitional, often I’ll only embed one video of their music. But surely that’s a bad way to really get to know their musical style, right? After all, a sample size of 1 is negligible, statistically speaking.
So, yes, in this short introduction to Andrew Bird, singer-songwriter and violin virtuoso, there will be three songs to listen to: each from a different album of his. Ooh, variety! Variety indeed.
Andrew Bird is a [...]
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In order to tide you over until my exams finish in a couple of days and the regular stream of content resumes (Oh ho ho, I’m such a jokester), here’s a video of my jazz quintet, Shady Lewis & The Jazz Pelicans, performing at Dizzy’s Jazz Club in Melbourne last month. The piece we’re playing is “Straight Life” by the legendary trumpet player Freddie Hubbard.
My apologies for the zany trumpet solo at the start – our bass player thought it would be [...]
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