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23 August 2000

I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
-- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot

No time to post... I'm heading out of town with a car full of stuff on the way to my new home, Arlington, Virginia. This may help explain the lack of recent postings.

But there's one thing I just have to post before I go -- a first for this site, and almost certainly the first in a series:

Now, This: "Just Because" (solo piano) (3.2MB, MP3), the first piece of music I ever wrote, many years ago in a high school music theory class (which would make it... 1988, I guess). It's only evolved a tiny bit over the years, so I must be happy with it. This is a recent recording and the closest I've come to a canonical version.

When I have time, proper liner notes (and index pages for the new "media" site subdirectory) will be forthcoming, but for now there's just the file. Download it for yourself for free! I retain copyright, though I'm not sure how much that means any more.

Some notes of mine from an old description of it: "[My favorite part] comes about two-thirds of the way through, where the right hand is doing all the work in a single line of notes, some of which are melody and some of which are arpeggiation of the underlying (implied) chords. Which notes are which? I don't know, and I don't care."

If you like it, do let me know. If not, oh well; it was free, so you're not out anything but a few minutes.

Later, everybody!

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