Queer C’s

26-door01Out to ‘c’ in classical with stand alone CD of music by: Aaron Copland: Ballet Music; Corigliano: Symphony 1; George Crumb: Songs, Drones & Refrains of Death. Besides ‘c’ they have a queer connection – Copland & Corigliano being queers, while Songs etc is based on the poetry of Lorca – the famous queer Spanish poet.

26-door03The Copland contains Fanfare, Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy The Kid: music that is the epitome of butch Americana – music doesn’t need the ballet to breathe life into it. Evocative, vigorous and romantic this is a fun & easy to listen to & it easy to understand how it’s become orchestral ear candy.

26-door02John Corigliano’s Symphony No 1 is his response to losing so many friends & strangers to HIV. Somber, elegant and oddly romantic I find this to deeply meditative without becoming maudlin. I also have his sound track music for Altered States – talk about range & obscurity. Both harken back to a more traditional orchestra sound.


26-door04George Crumb: Songs, Drones & Refrains of Death; also includes his Quest. This is very modern classical music – textured, rhythmic and challenging. Death is mesmerizing to listen to – sung in Spanish it conveys a sense of Lorca’s loneliness & captures duende chillingly but, to me, misses Lorca’s sensuousness. If you want a taste of modern classic this is a good place to start.



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1. The power source must be diverted at the central junction box. If you are unaware of where this junction box is do not proceed. Take the matter to the Vid Engineer or his apprentice. To attempt any disconnect without accomplishing this step will result in serious damage to both the vid and to yourself.

Once the power has been diverted proceed to on to the next steps

2. Remove coupler v12 from socket 54c.

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However if the screen is colourless you can proceed directly. This means the all power has been depleted.

6. Remover the power shields at the back of the monitor.

7. Remove the power shields that surround the hard drive.

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January 3 – launch of Lazarus Kiss – here14257567_1162384753819933_3271661288579707843_o
on going 🙂 when new podcast are posted:  Disability after Dark  iTunes



my first local feature in over a year: location date TBA

it came in

April season 3 FINALS – Friday April 15th Buddies in Bad Times – early show – 7pm startgames


June 9-10-11: attending: Capturing Fire 2017 –



check out these poets from  Capturing Fire 2015 & 2016

August 31-Sept.3



November 1 – 30 Participating NaNoWriMo




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