Minor, of course, not in stature but in fame. I have to admit that I do not know much about Arthur Lourié’s music which is why it is rather pleasant to come across it once in a while and attempt to “get into it” so as to cover the bases of a pretend intellectual man of letters…
Lourié was born in Russia and later immigrated to Europe and then USA. He died in of all places New Jersery. Lourié served as a head of the music division under Lunacharskii (in the Commissariat of People’s Enlightenment).
Here are some nice pieces I found on YouTube (needless to say, I like the later stuff more than the earlier stuff – and Lourié seemed to have returned to classicism in 1930s – but it is all very nice nonetheless): Continue reading
So put your metaphysics book down and pick up a popular science mag, losers!
So much space for objectology to do its pseudo-scientific thing! Why should scientists have all the fun?
Came across this old post from Slawkenbergius on Alexei Gastev. Enjoy!
Here is the nice video to accompany the experience:
Counterfire has a review of Lars Lih’s bio of Lenin here.
Read an interview with someone somewhere – here is the kicker at the end:
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Awesome, right. The only problem is that, it appears, that the author simply threw this at the bottom of the text as if the magic formula works in and of itself. Well, I don’t think it does. I believe you have to register your blog post with the Copyright Office and pay a fee. Copyright Act was written and passed before blogs, so it is an interesting and tricky question. You certainly cannot just claim you have the copyright to stuff, can you?
I am quite certain that the brain behind Figure/Ground – Laureano Ralon – who at one point hilariously listed all the schools he has been accepted to and uploaded the acceptance letters to his then individual blog, did not in fact do any copyrighting. And this is just for show – look, we are a real publication with copyright claims!
(Actually a couple of letters are still linked to in his bio – who does that?)
The easiest way to test my theory that Figure/Ground did not in fact register their blog (or individual blog posts) with Copyright Office and are therefore claiming copyright where none exists (blogs are not considered “published materials”), thus violating the law they claim is on their side, would be to republish their interview (or interviews) and wait for a “cease and desist” letter. But I am too lazy to do so.
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PS. The Figure/Ground blog has a Creative Commons logo:
You are free: to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work.