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WXXI has many active bloggers.  See the menu to the left to navigate to specific blogs!

How hot is your Bartok?

I’m constantly inspired by WXXI listeners!   Your comments, memories, and observations about music are like signposts, pointing me in new directions.  Your creativity is infectious, and your support kindles the best ideas. 

September Songs

Here's a typically lovely and slightly inscrutable ode from our friend e. e. cummings, to mark the equinox...

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A season of change

"Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love." 

The Volunteer Newsletter is back!

Thank you to our volunteer, Mark Becker, for helping to revive our Volunteer Newsletter! We hope to publish this bi-monthly to let you know about what's coming up, what has happened, and to thank you for all of your help. We need your input though so please don't be afraid to contact Mark or myself with any ideas you may have. Please click on the attachment to view the newsletter.

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Next Stop, Underworld

If an artist scribbles away in her cold garret and no one is around to hear her songs, does she make a living?

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What I did during my summer vacation

So ends the busiest, most inspirational summer of my adult life!  In the last three months, I’ve been privileged to walk through St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, to watch otters swimming in the St. Lawrence River, and to hear barihunk Nathan Gunn singing “Home on the Range” at the Glimmerglass Festival.

A Curious Copyright Issue

If you spend any time on YouTube, you'll occasionally find a video with the audio disabled due to copyright issues. There is debate about whether the music industry has a right to restrict access in this specific context, but wherever you come down on the issue, this one is a little odd. Check out the red box.

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Five smooth stones

My Houghton friend Brad Wilber, who runs a blog predicting future Metropolitan Opera productions, has been asked to STOP.  This is very interesting.  Read more.

 

Mostly dead is slightly alive

Syracuse University officials fed a miracle pill to the city's dead Symphony, and they say that with love and care, it may revive soon.  Read the latest here.  Meanwhile, troubles began in Montreal, and New York City Opera