Adrian Legg

Somehow, probably in the discount bin at the failing Coconuts music store, I fell into possession of a cassette called Guitars and Other Cathedrals, by Adrian Legg. Accurately described in Wikipedia as “impossible to describe.” (Heh.) Legg plays hybrid acoustic/electric reassemblies that he constructs himself, and while playing often changes the tuning of the strings mid-note.

And now another commentary on people who rely on formula rather than thinking

I submitted it to one publisher after another as well as several literary agents. It was rejected again and again, always on the same grounds. ‘Older children wouldn’t like it because it’s about rabbits, which they consider babyish, and younger children wouldn’t like it because it is written in an adult style.’ I refused to… More And now another commentary on people who rely on formula rather than thinking

Learning math

This presenter argues that today’s spoon-fed textbook curriculum is possibly the WORST way to “teach math”. http://notabob.blogspot.com/2010/05/math-education-sucks-same-way-tv.html The nicely sculpted exercises produce students who can squeak by on a test consisting of identical nicely sculpted exercises, but who retain little long-term and can’t reason their way out of a paper lunch bag. Educationally “it’s the… More Learning math