Category Archives: General

Yogi Berra the Malaprop Man
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Electricka and her Muses are thinking about adding a feature about Yogi Berra to her web site. If by chance you’re one of the few who don’t know who he is, we’ll tell you. Berra is widely regarded as one … Continue reading

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15 Minutes of Fame
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Andy Warhol, the American pop art painter, printmaker, and avant-garde filmmaker, is the person credited with coining the expression 15 minutes of fame. Accurately quoted, what he said in 1968 is a paraphrase of something he printed on a catalog … Continue reading

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Piano vs. Harpsichord
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When it comes to classical music written for the harpsichord, I stay away from piano transcriptions. Ugh! Why? Because composers like Byrd, Couperin, Scarlatti, Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, and Mozart knew what the harpsichord was good for; they knew what they were … Continue reading

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Sayings of the Day
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“I’ll give you the figures you asked for in round numbers,” she said. Ever read an expression like this in a story of hear it on a soap opera? When you did, did you wonder what she was talking about? … Continue reading

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Zoot
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 Are you in the groove? Can you “dig a zoot suit with a reet pleat and a drape shape and a stuff cuff to look sharp enough to see your Sunday gal?” Know what a zoot suit is and what … Continue reading

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Cadenzas and Jazz: When Composers Omit Notes
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Did you know that most jazz pieces don’t come from the composer with all their notes in them, nor do some classical music piceces. Composers intentionally leave some of the music out. You can find out why by visiting my … Continue reading

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Hard is Hard…to Define
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Did you ever try to define hard, medium, and easy? If not, you may be surprised at how hard it is. It’s hard to define what hard, medium and easy mean. It’s even harder to decide whether something is hard, … Continue reading

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Speculative Fiction
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In case you haven’t already discovered it, I’m presenting a new blog called Speculative Fiction. It’s about the literary genre of the same name, which includes fantasy, science fiction, horror fiction, and occult fiction. Urania is your hostess. She and … Continue reading

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The Name that Muse Lament
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Name That Muse is one of the features at Electricka’s web site. It’s a feature aimed at giving names to Electricka’s modern-day muses. Why name Electricka’s muses? Calling them by their formal titles sounds a bit strange and distant. A … Continue reading

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Saying of the Day
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Here’s a saying in the form of a question that you might want to be reminded of: What is it you keep after you give it to someone else? Answer: A promise. Electricka offers a new saying every day. See … Continue reading

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