My car is now legally registered in California. Even with an appointment, it
took pretty much all morning. Bleah. I had a flyer which listed everything I
needed to get done to register my out-of-state vehicle. Unfortunately, it
failed to mention that I needed a smog check done first.
The smog check registered zero (that's "0", my friends), but because there's
no CA Emissions sticker on it, California felt the need to ding me for
Music of the last couple of weeks (besides the funk classic below) has been
Bach. Some of his pieces are just
astonishing. Every time I listen to them, I hear something new and wonderful.
I am particularly enamored of Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. I feel like I'm
A great recording is one suggested to me by by Marcel
The Art of Fuguing). It's so lively and playful.
I've also been listening to Wendy Carlos' interpretations of Bach. Again,
I like the life and energy she seems to pump into the music. No whiny
violins here; Carlos' orchestra is the synthesizer. (She did the scores for
A Clockwork Orange, Tron, and The Shining). Ms. Carlos is an astonishing
person. Check out her web site.