Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1 - Fool's Progress

Update. Up early and compose another page (10) of The Song of Solomon: II. I Am the Rose of Sharon, and the new Encore program doesn't crash, so maybe there's hope. Aside from this potentially major problem, really like the update...

Further update. Later in the morning, bring up Job: I, save it in the new format, and program consistently crashes, so, alas, will not be able to use. Such hope. Upshot, at least, is that I've learned how to use the magnification feature which was built into the old version, so there's been some benefit to this exercise, one supposes...

Even further update. Well, the magnification sometimes distorts the notation, so back to point of origin, almost. Have been opening Encore files in a bigger window, however. How's that for triviality?

Spend additional part of the morning re-imputting the last few pages of Psalm 14 "The Fool Has Said" into old program. Gratified that memory (personal, not computer, in this case) is still functioning reasonably well.

And on other computer-conspiracy fronts: for the first time since iPhone has been aquired, iPhoto crashes during an import/delete and pictures have been lost. Not good. So we'll just have to survive without yet additional photos of Mt. Diablo, Shakespeare Hill, Mt. Tamalpais and the Richmond Bridge, Sears Point Mountain. One supposes we'll all survive, at least this...

Just Googled the issue, and this has happened to other users (not the particular pictures of course). Can't help but think that the update that Jason did for the iPhone is responsible. This is now the second example in 24 hours of an update (first above with Encore), where the improvement is absolutely no improvement at all, and indeed a debit. Related has happened with iTunes update from years ago, from which my pictures-attached-to-sound-files has still not fully recovered.

And... the first time iPhone was updated last August, when the process crashed the new laptop and the Sacramento store was initially reluctant to fix the matter the same day...

Before heading out today, begin publication-preparation of Psalm 15 "Who Shall Abide."

The Theoreticians abide Quiz 10 (Counterpoint), with musical examples drawn from George Gershwin's Three Piano Preludes, Rhapsody in Blue, and Porgy and Bess; Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera; Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf; and Anton Webern's Cantata No. 1.

Marin run, grading Theory at Celia's (all A's and B's yet again), financial greetings at the post box, zig-zag via Lakeville Road,

116, 12,





transferring the rest of the March 2008 entries to (to free up space on the original blogs) and posting below at

Op. 181 THE SONG OF SOLOMON (February 25, 2010)


Ia. Let Him Kiss Me

Ib. Nigra sum (I Am Black)