Joel Frahm in Smallsville Workshop Podcast:
On of the things talking about Jazz tradition is the fact that there’s is a feeling that is passed down, it’s not just the notes, it’s not just the what we play, it’s the how we play.
Joel is one of my favourite players and this is just a great interview in which he talks about his youth, his career and shares his insights. Also you might want to check The Smalls Live Workshop site, there is many more interviews and transcriptions (also some of Joel Frahm’s solos).
In Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google — The WordPress.com Blog:
Wouldn’t it be great if you could browse, search, and insert photos from your Google account right to your blog posts and pages? Now you can.
This is a new addition to the Wordress editor and it’s certainly going to be useful. Right now it works in the WordPress.com/Calypso editor. I guess/hope that it will be eventually also available in Gutenberg. But who knows.
It’s great that there is no shortage to get content on the blog, albeit one might argue there’s too many defaults. There is the WordPress editor (both WYSIWYG and the text-only, then there’s Calypso, the WordPress/Jetpack one (in which I write right now and I actually like) and then there’s the soon-to-be default Gutenberg. And I’m not even talking about all the other 3rd party solutions.
I would say the more, the merrier. So there is most likely something for every need out there. I played around with Gutenberg a bit and liked, found it a bit too wibbly-wobbly at the moment still and just now realize that Calypso is actually rather nice. I might stick with this for a while again.
And of course, to try out, a picture of a cat:
In Announcing Sibelius Cloud Sharing:
Leveraging the power of Sibelius | Cloud Publishing and running on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, you’ll soon be able to send Sibelius scores to the cloud for rendering that can be displayed in any web browser, posted on social media, and embedded in webpages and blogs, to be viewed by anyone, on any device.
This is a great addition and I’m looking forward to the 8.7 release. This feature will make some things a lot easier for me. It will be especially for sharing lines and or embedding stuff such as transcriptions here on the blog, not even talking about how it could be helpful at work.
Very nice! I just applied this here and it seems to be fast enough to avoid a FOUT, which has been major pain in the rear. Now nicely running one of my favourite fonts again.
The season finale of "The Magnus Archives" doesn't disappoint. Looking forward to the continuation of the series later this year. Luckily the balance in my mystery/horror podcast subscriptions is with beginning of The Black Tapes's Season 3 – "The Sins Of The Father" restored. Let's see how that one will go on.
In iA Writer 5: From Raw to Cooked to Sushi – iA:
In every design iteration, our individual versions evolved from the raw, to the complex, to the simple. Overall, we have reached a point where our adventure now leads, not back to a raw app, not onward to a more complex app, but upwards to a simpler app.
An interesting look and preview of what’s to come in iA Writer. Especially the hint that a Windows version might be in the works is interesting.
but we are now more than ever focused on offering iA Writer on different platforms.
Check the post for more info.
In A few brief thoughts about the size of music paper – Scoring Notes:
The sweet spot for much of the music I prepare is around 7.5 mm. For studio sessions and other instances where music is sight-read, the stands are shared, and/or lighting is sub-optimal, 7.7 mm is nice; for chamber music that is likely to have the benefit of a lot of rehearsal, 7.3 mm or even smaller can be just fine.
Just finished another arrangement and these ideas are certainly useful. I usually stick to the default of 7.0 mm, but will give a slightly larger size a try. Either though feels a bit small on iPads. At least on the 9.5 inch models. I have yet to see music on one of the larger ones.
Ben Britton in Battling the Sticky G-sharp Key:
The conventional wisdom that gets passed around is to clean the pad with pad paper or a dollar bill, but a bit of liquid soap and water (or just some water in a real pinch) can go a long way. Use a toothbrush if you can to be thorough.
Ben has some helpful tips to help un-sticking the G# key. I was familiar with the Dollar-note (ie.coffee-filter) and the oil one, but soap/water was new to me. I will give that try next time the key acts up. Which is probably tomorrow.
Manton Reece in
Micro.blog’s cross-posting naturally works with long-form content or microblog posts. For longer posts, it includes the title with a link back to your blog. For microblog posts, it sends the entire text to Facebook.Micro.blog also parses your post HTML looking for img tags, downloads the photo and attaches it to the Facebook post. This means that microblog posts with photos look great on Facebook, but the source content is still on your own web site.
A nice new addition to Micro.blog. I haven’t updated, or posted anything to worth mentioning to Facebook since late 2009 (just checked, only automated posts from the blog), and this sound like a good way for me to post there. If nothing else, it might confuse people.
In How Much Alcohol Does it Take to Get a Hobbit Drunk?:
It makes sense that hobbits would veer toward smaller pours because they are smaller people—you wouldn’t give a five-year-old a pint glass of juice because they have smaller stomachs and the glass would be harder to manage in smaller hands.
Ever wondered how much a Hobbit could drink? You’ll find the answer in this article. Brilliant!