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jdquintette
Feb. 27th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
Ah, I see you've got the link there.

http://www.phdcomics.com/

The one-stop spot for gard student humor.

When I was a kid, my dad had a button that said "Feces on Theses." Wish I had it now.
melissamuse
Feb. 27th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
i spend too much time there....i need the humor! i could be done if i would motivate myself to finish. i go through days ultra focused and then weeks where i write only a sentence! :)
i have to do it before summer!
jdquintette
Feb. 28th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
I have to have mine finished, defended and signed off by the committee by April 1st or I'm out of a job.:-(

Pressure? Just a little lol.
melissamuse
Feb. 28th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
if i don't finish the PhD acceptance I've been so excited about means nothing!

we both best get motivated! More so you..... I'd have to turn mine in by now if I were defending by April 1.
chop chop!
melissamuse
Mar. 1st, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
are you writing or doing a composition?
jdquintette
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Writing. MFA in Musicology, with a focus on jazz history.

I'm about 20 pages in on a second draft.
melissamuse
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
cool stuff! what are you writing about? i love hearing other folks' thesis topics :)
i dabble in ethnomusicology, particularly Roma music. it is an interesting field, but one that i am afraid would cause me to lose interest if i approached it academically, so i dabble!
are you going to the PCA conference? there are some incredible music topics this year. five panels on the grateful dead...gotta love it! we were so lucky to have IASPM here last year...what are they thinking, cincinnati? it should be here every year!
jdquintette
Mar. 6th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
It started out as Afro-Cuban Clave in Early New Orleans jazz, but those patterns aren't really clave. They don't have the same ostenato function as in Afro-Cuban music. They're really more of a kind of freewheeling, improvisational vocabulary of rhythms.

Don't get me started, I gotta save this stuff for where it counts lol.


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after those who have no home?
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