Meromorphic

Birks Works On Clarinet!

George Carlin On Time

Lies

Lying to the young is wrong. 
Proving to them that lies are true is wrong. 
Telling them that God’s in his heaven 
and all’s well with the world is wrong. 


They know what you mean. They are people too. 
Tell them the difficulties can’t be counted, 
and let them see not only what will be 
but see with clarity these present times. 


Say obstacles exist they must encounter,  sorrow comes, 
hardship happens. The hell with it. 

Who never knew the price of happiness will not be happy.


Forgive no error you recognize, 
it will repeat itself, 
a hundredfold 
and afterward 
our pupils 
will not forgive in us 
what we forgave.


-
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko

The Enigma I will not explain - its ‘dark saying’ must be left unguessed, and I warn you that the connection between the Variations and the Theme is often of the slightest texture; further, through and over the whole set another and larger theme ‘goes’, but is not played…. So the principal Theme never appears, even as in some late dramas … the chief character is never on the stage.
—Edward Elgar

Back in Black!

Brasileirinho Samba with Yo-Yo Ma and Paquito D’Rivera

Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet performed by Benny Goodman and the Budapest String Quartet in 1938

Lady with Hat and Featherboa by Gustav Klimt (1909)

Lady with Hat and Featherboa by Gustav Klimt (1909)

Coltrane’s Spiral: r = awesome * e^(beautiful * theta)

Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world. Our hearing extends to a small distance. Our sight is impeded by intervening bodies and shadows. To know each other we must reach beyond the sphere of our sense perceptions. We must transmit our intelligence, travel, transport the materials and transfer the energies necessary for our existence. Following this thought we now realize, forcibly enough to dispense with argument, that of all other conquests of man, without exception, that which is most desirable, which would be most helpful in the establishment of universal peaceful relations is — the complete ANNIHILATION OF DISTANCE.
To achieve this wonder, electricity is the one and only means. Inestimable good has already been done by the use of this all powerful agent, the nature of which is still a mystery. Our astonishment at what has been accomplished would be uncontrollable were it not held in check by the expectation of greater miracles to come. That one, the greatest of all, can be viewed in three aspects: Dissemination of intelligence, transportation, and transmission of power.
Nikola Tesla (From The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires as a Means for Furthering Peace, 1905)

For nostalgia!

Bernoulli’s article on the brachistochrone problem (Acta Eruditorum)

Bernoulli’s article on the brachistochrone problem (Acta Eruditorum)

Other World by Escher

Other World by Escher

Star Wars concept art

Star Wars concept art