Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 21, 2006 0 comments
Great writing in The New Yorker on a great musician singing some real "adult" music. I offer Britten as the refutation to those who say that there can be no great vocal music in English—I can't think of any of his operas or art songs that aren't immensely musical and moving. And did I mention dramatic?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 20, 2006 0 comments
The name of the essay is "Fervor," and that's what Ross writes with. If you can read the last paragraph of this tribute to Ms. Hunt Lieberson without tearing up, you have my condolences.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 17, 2007 0 comments
"If Alex were a dog, he would be 189 years old. But he's a parrot and he's 27. In parrot years that's 27. Unless Alex chokes on a nut or falls out of his cage, he should live another 50 years. In a perfect world, healthy parrots can live 80 to 90 years."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Mar 07, 2006 2 comments
Mali's proto-bluesman dead at 66. I loved his guitar, true—but I really loved his phrasing as a singer. If you haven't heard his duet with kora-player Toumani Duabaté, you're missing one of the great records of this century.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Feb 22, 2006 1 comments
When you need a pro to back you up.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 24, 2006 0 comments
George Saunders checks out the motherland.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 07, 2006 0 comments
Safari doesn't shake hands with this app, but it looks like it would be a nice addition to my toolbar. If you use it, let me know how it works.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 23, 2007 1 comments
Alan In Victoria commented on a URL I posted about the Primedia Enthusiast sale: "I know Primedia through their two excellent car mags, Automobile and Motor Trend. Both have been recently spiffed up, especially the dramatically revitalised Motor Trend. I hope they are now in good hands..."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jun 29, 2007 0 comments
Huckleberry, on the other hand, just brazens it out. What table? Oh, the one beneath me? Are you sure that counts? Well, I was tired of sitting here anyway.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Dec 20, 2006 0 comments
"Counterstream will be your online home for exploring the music of America's composers. We will broadcast a frequently updated general mix of adventurous music, as well as an eclectic assortment of guest-curated programs, genre-specific radio hours, interviews, and live concert recordings. Listen and discover the sound of music without limits."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
It's the compound that makes wine smell peppery. One scientist said, "If you can measure something, you can understand its behaviour and how to control it." Hmmm, that sounds oddly familiar.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 18, 2005 1 comments
Craphound has posted a letter from Amazon that tells customers they have bought a root kit infected disc and offers to take 'em back. No obfuscation, no whiny excuses about "bad customers"—just direct action.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jun 16, 2006 0 comments
Virginia Hall was considered so dangerous by the Gestapo that they crafted a Wanted poster with her likeness. The UK made her an MBE and the US awarded her the DSC—the only woman ever to receive that honor. She parachuted behind enemy lines with her "wooden leg in her backpack." So why haven't I ever heard of this remarkable woman?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Feb 14, 2006 1 comments
I've posted a lot of text today, so take a tour of Amiens. Chill out, look around. Beautiful place.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 29, 2006 0 comments
"I'm so bored," said Bagheera. "You know what to do."

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