Monthly Archives: May 2010

So you think that’s funny, Mr Clarkson?

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I guess it’s only cyclists that understand just how idiotic and dangerous most drivers are. The reason I’m not dead yet after years of cycling in London is only because I assume that everyone in a car is applying make-up, … Continue reading

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More on musical policing

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I thought I might have been alone in applauding the actions of a NI police officer who played music through the tannoy of their vehicle to defuse an attack by 15 kids throwing bottles (see earlier post, Phronesis and musical … Continue reading

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The Urwärme of Ohrwürme

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Via Metafilter, the top 25 ‘earworms’ in France, with audio examples.   ‘Earworm’ is a direct translation of the German word Ohrwurm, meaning a tune that you can’t get out of your head. The more euphonic French term musique obsédante is … Continue reading

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Phronesis and musical policing

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An extraordinary story from the BBC: Police ‘cool’ Belfast trouble with ice-cream van music. Fifteen  youths start throwing bottles at a police Land Rover in Lisburn. One of the officers  inside has an idea: to play ‘ice-cream van music’ through … Continue reading

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Glazunov, Raymonda and Hullàmzò Balaton

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NB: the ‘Raymonda’ bit starts at 1.59″ – I’ve coded it to start there automatically, but if it doesn’t, use the scroll bar to skip to that bit. On a trawl through Hungarian music on IMSLP this morning, I saw … Continue reading

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