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2012-01-31 01:13:44 PM  
Guess this isn't an Airplane thread
 
2012-01-31 01:18:23 PM  
Ira is Philip's cousin??!? I did not know that...
 
2012-01-31 01:19:13 PM  

QuinnTheFetus: Guess this isn't an Airplane thread


Way to go Quinn. You just ruined a perfectly good Phillip Glass thread.
 
2012-01-31 01:20:17 PM  
I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline
 
2012-01-31 01:23:32 PM  
I will say, the qatsi movies are quite interesting.
 
2012-01-31 01:24:00 PM  
South Park Holiday Show
 
2012-01-31 01:25:49 PM  

ZiegZeon: I will say, the qatsi movies are quite interesting.


I watched one with my husband and he just looked at me,,, "You like this?" he said.

No, honey, I don't like it. I experience it. it is not about liking.
 
2012-01-31 01:25:57 PM  
I recall seeing Powaqqatsi as Glass and the symphony played the score to it live in a primitive form of HDTV back in 1980-something.
Felt like I was on acid.
 
2012-01-31 01:26:31 PM  

lake_huron: I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline

 
2012-01-31 01:29:02 PM  

silo123j: South Park Holiday Show


Happy happy happy....
 
2012-01-31 01:29:46 PM  

lake_huron: I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline I submitted this with a better headline


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A Frenchman, will often smell, like fine cheese. If you find a Frenchman, not smelling of fine cheese, you may ask yourself, "Is this a Frenchman? Or perhaps, it is a Belgian, who has strayed too far from home? Hey, Mr. Bojangles, please if you see any of those baggy pants, tell me please, it was trees, wasn't it, Mr. Bojangles? Hey, Mr. Bojangles. The women wear short skirts, and the men say, Ooh, la La! It is pleasing to see such fine things.

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/ seen Satyagraha live several times
// At least I think I have. It may have been just once...
 
2012-01-31 01:30:40 PM  
Sorry about the typo...
 
2012-01-31 01:31:59 PM  
75 years with Philip Glass......just 75 years
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-01-31 01:32:31 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: / seen Satyagraha live several times
// At least I think I have. It may have been just once...


That was beautiful. Snf. Thank you.


The old chestnut about the Philip Glass record can be found here:

http://glasspages.org/jokes.html
 
2012-01-31 01:32:40 PM  
I don't mind the fact that I Phillip Glass is revered and thought of as a genius.

I DO mind that his fans feel the need to tell me I'm an idiot for not liking his music, and insist on playing it at high volumes when I'm in the vicinity. Give it up guys - I don't make you listen to Dylan, don't make me listen to Glass. Enjoy it all you want, just please leave me out of it.
 
2012-01-31 01:34:41 PM  

phaseolus: Ira is Philip's cousin??!? I did not know that...


Close. Ira's father is Phillip's cousin. But yeah, they're related.
 
2012-01-31 01:36:26 PM  
Funny. He doesn't look a day over 99.
 
2012-01-31 01:42:39 PM  
In high school I found one of my brother's old cassette tapes of Einstein on the Beach and started listening to it. I remember just laying in bed and losing sense of time, which is really the point isn't it? Then my dad came bursting in and bellowed "Why can't you listen to rock or rap like a teenager!?"

That's when I found out that the man hates PG with a passion and can't stand his music. What with my older brother and sister having listened to and enjoyed him in the 70s, it apparently was considered rebellion to listen to Phillip Glass in our household.

/I listened to a ton of his stuff during a Robert Wilson kick when I had to design and curate an imaginary show for a thesis project
//I miss art school
 
2012-01-31 01:42:39 PM  

leviosaurus: I DO mind that his fans feel the need to tell me I'm an idiot for not liking his music


Not liking it, that's okay. Attacking it as repetitive and derivative without ever actually listening will get you bashed for being a tin-eared philistine.

And goddamit, he's NOT a minimalist. Four hundred thousand of the same note is not minimalist, it's maximalist.

4'33", now THAT'S minimalist.

\ or mnmlst for all you Jews out there
 
2012-01-31 01:55:30 PM  

downstairs: phaseolus: Ira is Philip's cousin??!? I did not know that...

Close. Ira's father is Phillip's cousin. But yeah, they're related.


Uh, if Ira's father is Philip's cousin then Ira is also Philip's cousin. Just once removed.
 
2012-01-31 01:58:46 PM  
Also: Hey! HEY! Look at me! I'm Phillip Glass! I'm on a beach!

/obscure?
 
2012-01-31 02:04:18 PM  
23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23

\Aquarius
 
2012-01-31 02:04:47 PM  

phaseolus: Ira is Philip's cousin??!? I did not know that...



few months ago Adam Carolla had a contest with Ricky Gervais, for the worlds' most downloaded podcast. The Guinness Book of World Records guys (who?) cam eout, ran the numbers, and they certified Carolla as the most downloaeded podcast in the world. Taa-daaaa.

shortly afterwards, Ace had Ira on. I guess Ira has a little show He got petulant and incredulous about the "most downloaded" title. on teh show, a live show recorded for the podcast, Ira was like, "wait.......You have the most downloaded podcast? That can't be.....You? I mean, nothing personal, but.....I have a ton of listeners, and......You? How did they say that? THeir numbers have to be wrong. i mean nothing personal, but...."

and ace is like, "go ask Guinness. they ran the numbers, i am the most downloaded. if you don't like it, go take it up with the Guinness BOWR."


whiny farkstick.
 
2012-01-31 02:09:50 PM  
Koyaanisqatsi..........Koyaanisqatsi

love that tune
 
2012-01-31 02:09:59 PM  

rickythepenguin: phaseolus: Ira is Philip's cousin??!? I did not know that...


few months ago Adam Carolla had a contest with Ricky Gervais, for the worlds' most downloaded podcast. The Guinness Book of World Records guys (who?) cam eout, ran the numbers, and they certified Carolla as the most downloaeded podcast in the world. Taa-daaaa.

shortly afterwards, Ace had Ira on. I guess Ira has a little show He got petulant and incredulous about the "most downloaded" title. on teh show, a live show recorded for the podcast, Ira was like, "wait.......You have the most downloaded podcast? That can't be.....You? I mean, nothing personal, but.....I have a ton of listeners, and......You? How did they say that? THeir numbers have to be wrong. i mean nothing personal, but...."

and ace is like, "go ask Guinness. they ran the numbers, i am the most downloaded. if you don't like it, go take it up with the Guinness BOWR."


whiny farkstick.


If I'd been there I would have said "I'm not interested in hearing you whine, Glass."
 
2012-01-31 02:23:57 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: And goddamit, he's NOT a minimalist. Four hundred thousand of the same note is not minimalist, it's maximalist.


Compared to four hundred thousand of different notes everyone else does, it's minimalist. European music has always been harmony dominant (unlike many African/Asian types) and minimalism simplified the harmonic part greatly compared to likes of Beethoven and Stravinsky. And in its place to give the music interest, rhythm played a larger role.
 
2012-01-31 02:30:07 PM  
It took me quite a while, but I do believe I have collected Philip Glass's entire discography. I'm legitimately excited by the idea of his new work.
 
2012-01-31 02:31:09 PM  

Porous Horace: If I'd been there I would have said "I'm not interested in hearing you whine, Glass."



that's basically what Carolla said on a later podcast. "was it me, or was he (ira) a little.....dick-y, about the 'most downloaded' title?"

Ace also took a poke at him, about how he wasn't good "in the moment". wondered how much of his show was not scripted per se, but just said he wasn't the quickest guy on his feet.
 
2012-01-31 02:37:43 PM  

rickythepenguin: Porous Horace: If I'd been there I would have said "I'm not interested in hearing you whine, Glass."


that's basically what Carolla said on a later podcast. "was it me, or was he (ira) a little.....dick-y, about the 'most downloaded' title?"

Ace also took a poke at him, about how he wasn't good "in the moment". wondered how much of his show was not scripted per se, but just said he wasn't the quickest guy on his feet.


Hm. I barely know who any of these people are, let alone listen to 'podcasts', which I guess they have. Some sort of alternative to radio, I imagine.
I just wanted to make the 'w(h)ine glass' joke and now you're getting me involved in all sorts of things I don't understand. Is that fair? I say 'no'.
 
2012-01-31 03:15:52 PM  

Porous Horace: 'w(h)ine glass'


OOhh-ooo-ooh, bitter dregs,
 
2012-01-31 03:16:22 PM  
I used to work at an NPR station, and one of my shifts was a classical music show.

During one of the rare times we played one of his pieces, the CD skipped.

I'm pretty sure I was the only one to notice.
 
2012-01-31 03:28:56 PM  

rickythepenguin: few months ago Adam Carolla had a contest with Ricky Gervais, for the worlds' most downloaded podcast. The Guinness Book of World Records guys (who?) cam eout, ran the numbers, and they certified Carolla as the most downloaeded podcast in the world. Taa-daaaa.

shortly afterwards, Ace had Ira on. I guess Ira has a little show He got petulant and incredulous about the "most downloaded" title. on teh show, a live show recorded for the podcast, Ira was like, "wait.......You have the most downloaded podcast? That can't be.....You? I mean, nothing personal, but.....I have a ton of listeners, and......You? How did they say that? THeir numbers have to be wrong. i mean nothing personal, but...."


Does Ira even have a podcast? Isn't just his radio show offered as an mp3? That's not really a podcast.

/Always bothered me back when a friend and I had a podcast.
 
2012-01-31 05:05:09 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: A Frenchman, will often smell, like fine cheese. If you find a Frenchman, not smelling of fine cheese, you may ask yourself, "Is this a Frenchman? Or perhaps, it is a Belgian, who has strayed too far from home? Hey, Mr. Bojangles, please if you see any of those baggy pants, tell me please, it was trees, wasn't it, Mr. Bojangles? Hey, Mr. Bojangles. The women wear short skirts, and the men say, Ooh, la La! It is pleasing to see such fine things.


Approves?
hollywoodhubbub.com
Milo Perrier: I'm not a Frenchie, I'm a BELGIE!
 
2012-01-31 05:40:01 PM  
And here's his contribution to the Sesame Street cannon (new window)
 
2012-01-31 06:43:14 PM  
Naqoyqatsi is probably my favorite of the 'qatsi cycle. Yoyo Ma is amazing on it.

I just bought a collection of his concertos, including this one: Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists (new window)

Far better than I expected
 
2012-01-31 07:09:37 PM  
Imagine --- Phillip Glass's interpretation of "Carol of the Bells"...
 
2012-01-31 07:46:19 PM  

ursomniac: Imagine --- Phillip Glass's interpretation of "Carol of the Bells"...


*head asplodes*
 
2012-01-31 07:50:32 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-31 08:08:38 PM  

booksmart: I used to work at an NPR station, and one of my shifts was a classical music show.

During one of the rare times we played one of his pieces, the CD skipped.

I'm pretty sure I was the only one to notice.


I would love to believe you:

"A friend of mine gave me a Philip Glass record. I listened to it for five hours before I realized it had a scratch on it. " - Emo Philips
 
2012-01-31 08:20:20 PM  
I saw the Met Opera broadcast of Satyagraha in November, and I have to say it was the deepest aesthetic experience of my life. The theatrical realization was as powerful as the music, and it was done with humble materials: newspapers, wicker baskets, corrugated tin, and scotch tape.
 
2012-01-31 09:06:55 PM  
I remember in my 20th century music history class, the professor had listed part of Satyagraha as required listening. She said we only needed to listen to a few minutes, thank goodness.

The Glassworks album, on the other hand, is on my iPod.
 
2012-01-31 09:50:17 PM  
Dear Phillips Glass (and John Adams and Steve Reich):

These men have more talent in their pinkies than you do in your entire body.

www.violinstudent.com

www.stockhausen.org

music.newcity.com
 
2012-01-31 10:07:44 PM  
Eliane Radigue for the win. Roland Kayn is up there too.
 
2012-01-31 10:23:10 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: leviosaurus: I DO mind that his fans feel the need to tell me I'm an idiot for not liking his music

Not liking it, that's okay. Attacking it as repetitive and derivative without ever actually listening will get you bashed for being a tin-eared philistine.

And goddamit, he's NOT a minimalist. Four hundred thousand of the same note is not minimalist, it's maximalist.

4'33", now THAT'S minimalist.

\ or mnmlst for all you Jews out there


Gotta disagree with your police work there, Lou. Both approaches could be considered minimalist. Glass, Reich, and Riley are minimalists in the sense of 'minimal materials to achieve maximum results'. Cage and his ilk are defining art by the most minimal differences from not-art.

I love Reich but it took me a longer time to get onboard with Glass. A lot of it is probably his very annoying electric piano timbre in the earlier recordings. Once I heard the 3rd symphony, however, I was all in.

/Then you get Lamont Young playing a perfect fifth for 5 years. Now that's crazy.
 
2012-01-31 10:24:16 PM  

tomWright: Naqoyqatsi is probably my favorite of the 'qatsi cycle. Yoyo Ma is amazing on it.

I just bought a collection of his concertos, including this one: Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists (new window)

Far better than I expected


that was pretty friggin' nice. thanks for posting it.
 
2012-01-31 10:33:13 PM  

Henry Holland: Dear Phillips Glass (and John Adams and Steve Reich):

These men have more talent in their pinkies than you do in your entire body.

[www.violinstudent.com image 360x448]
[www.stockhausen.org image 300x427]
[music.newcity.com image 486x324]


Why the hate, dude? Adams maybe is a bit too post-romantic derivitive, etc., but he doesn't deserve to be denigrated as a composer. Reich I will defend to the grave. The astounding thing about the last 100 years is that ALL of these guys came up with radically differing ideas about what musical composition is, and produced pieces that are intellectually and aesthetically stimulating.

/String quartet in separate helicopters? Yes please. Hammer without a master? I'll take two. Octet/Eight Lines? Play on.
 
2012-02-01 07:27:40 AM  
Subby: Your headline is art. Brilliant
 
2012-02-01 08:47:35 AM  
As someone who's seen Koyaanisqatsi performed live... on more than one occasion... I'm getting a kick kick kick kick kick kick kick kick boodely kick kick kick boodely kick kick kick out of this
 
2012-02-01 04:14:51 PM  

lake_huron: booksmart: I used to work at an NPR station, and one of my shifts was a classical music show.

During one of the rare times we played one of his pieces, the CD skipped.

I'm pretty sure I was the only one to notice.

I would love to believe you:

"A friend of mine gave me a Philip Glass record. I listened to it for five hours before I realized it had a scratch on it. " - Emo Philips


Heh.

No, it only skipped a few seconds before I flipped the jog shuttle on the CD player...
 
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