Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The End Is Near, Practice Anyway

So I was talking to a student's mom about the May 21, 2011 Doomsday prediction.

Her: So we'll plan to meet next week as usual.
Me: Barring Apocalypse.
Her: Right. We may not have food or power, but you don't need those to play the violin. I'll just tell [student] to keep practicing.
Me: Yeah, we'll just brush off the locusts and carry on.

We may be a bit irreverent.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Interesting little article

This article, written from a pro-TM standpoint, talks briefly about the similarities in brain function between musicians, top-level managers and Transcendental Meditation practitioners.

It may come as no surprise that the rest of the blog has many positive things to say about the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. I lived in Iowa, not far from Fairfield, for a few years, and I still don't know much about the place, but I'm all in favor of any* positive press about music lessons.

*OK, I'm sure someone could Godwin's Law an exception or two right about now, but let's not.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Heard at Forest Hills

Orange Line operator: The doors will close and reopen, reeeeeopen, that's two words, Re Open.