May 15 2010

Just a thought…

I was out gardening, and this popped into my mind…

If Classical is the Jazz to the mid 20th century music snob, and Jazz is the Hip Hop/R&B to the mid 20th century average Joe, then is 21st century Hip Hop/R&B the Classical to the mid 21st century music snob?

Did that sentence even make sense?

Let me explain. (It may be hard…I’m hopped up on Benadryl right now)

In 1950, someone who considered themselves an expert in music probably listened to a lot of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, etc.  Likewise, in 1950, your average Joe probably listened to someone like Count Basie, or Duke Ellington.  ”Experts” (music snobs) probably said that Jazz was just a lot of noise in 1950.
Today, in 2010, someone who considers themselves an expert in music (again, I’m referring more to music snobs) would consider the Duke to be brilliant, and celebrates his musical career.  At the same time today, what you hear most in the top 40 is R&B/Hip Hop music.  So does that mean in 2050, music snobs will be celebrating the careers of K-os, sitting around sipping expensive coffee and talking about all the little things in his music that they find inspiring?

Maybe I should pay more attention to the top 40. ;)


May 5 2010

Laundry Day. Among other things.

After spending an hour ironing my freshly laundered bedding and diligently making the bed, Bigsby wasted no time to walk across the bed (putting little foot divots in it as he went) and lounge (as if to say, “Why thank-you for cleaning my bedding.  It was about time.”)
Today is my first day back doing computer work after a week of breaking from photography/technology.  And what do you suppose happens? Aperture crashes.  Not the first time, although it’s always annoying. But here’s the kicker.  I tried to open it and it gives me this error: “There was an error opening the database for the library “~/Pictures/2010 Library.aplibrary”  After googling the error, I find that “oh well, this happens.”  And I’m supposed to repair the library database.  Which has been sitting at 0% for the last hour.  And apparently that’s normal.  Aperture is starting to be my least favourite Apple product ever.  It crashes on a daily basis.  When I switched from aperture 2 to 3, it DELETED my entire library.  GONE.  DELETED.  Luckily I had about 90% backed up at that time. (I lost my Olympic pictures)  AND, I hear that this has been a common problem.  I’m sorry, what??  Deleting entire libraries of photos is common, and yet Apple released it still??
 I’m going to try a few changes, and if that doesn’t help much then…goodbye aperture.  I will be moving to Adobe Lightroom ASAP.  I can’t waste all this time waiting for software to reload.
I hate technology.