We Were Beautiful Once will appeal not only to jazz fans, but to those who just like to have some music in the background at work or play. . WE WERE BEAUTIFUL ONCE by Joe Carvalko Book Category: Music CD Reviewed by Betsy Beard ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B00FGYD30O
Military pilots joke that we would fall apart without acronyms and jargon - well, I joke about that.
Aviation has a language of its own. Can you decipher this:
"Ghost 11, Jacksonville Center, descend at pilots discretion, you are cleared BIGGI at or below flight level two-four-zero."
I've been listening on YouTube to a variety of classical pieces from an assortment of orchestras and artists. Earlier today, I listened to a clip of Beethoven sonatas played by pianist Angela Hewitt. It mixes commentary with performance. The clip is relatively short, under 10 minutes. Near the end, she talks about the creative process with regards to performing for a recording that I found resonated in a cross-format approach that was cogently instructive.
Here's an article in the January 3, 2013 New York Times about the experiences of a variety of writers both in the writing of their original works, and then of adapting them for different media. It reveals that even for long-standing professionals, it's not always easy. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/movies/awardsseason/writers-rethink-wo...