Words on World Music

Blog archives for March, 2009

Archive for March, 2009

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Well, the laptop is still hors de combat, for unknown reasons.  It looked like a new power cord was all that was needed, but although it does allow the computer to be turned on, it does not allow it to STAY on.  So it looks like a trip to the repair shop is in order. […]

Friday, March 27th, 2009

I used to play Yahoo Text Twist all the time (high score 903850 — could never break a million).  I played countless lunch hours, absolutely wasting my time on the free on-line game.  But there were a few idiosyncrasies of the game that irked.  They never list the words in alphabetical order.  They are fairly […]

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

In a new blog post, DubMC has some strong reasons why “World Music” is truly becoming world music. The Internet and other emerging connecting technologies, an increase in human migration (and thus a more diverse America), global urbanization (which brings people of diverse cultures into closer and more frequent interaction, and, in spite of fears […]

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Last night at my blogging course (what, you think I can do all this without some guidance?) my laptop suddenly informed me that it was running low on battery power and would shortly fall asleep.  Then it made good its threat.  This was especially disturbing as it was plugged into a wall socket at the […]

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

 You know when you hear a song, usually a standard, but it’s done in such a fresh new arrangement that you can hardly recognize it?  And you get a smile on your face when you realize that it’s an old, familiar friend?  That’s what happens when you hear the Seu Jorge song on this week’s […]