I watched MASH (the film, not the TV series) over the weekend, and it reminded me of the TV show, and its haunting theme. There appears to be some debate over the lyrics and their meanings (which there always will be for all songs, I think) but I think they’re clear enough, even if I personally disagree.
However, perhaps having a Music post focussed on a song about suicide (whether going through with it or not) is not the best idea…
So instead we’ll have some bagpipe music!
I will always love a good set of Pipes & Drums. Some of my favourite memories as a child was going to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo (although I’ve got less keen of late, as less and less of the Pipes & Drums are actually the focus…)
Bagpipes are, ultimately, a war instrument. They were designed to scare the living Hell out of the opponents while you were still a ways away… because a demoralised opponent won’t fight as hard. But bagpipes can break 122dB… that is about as loud as a jet engine at takeoff…
OK, so the last week has gone by a heck of a lot quicker than I expected.
As for the weekend… well, I know I didn’t sleep through it, because I went shopping. But where did it go? Somewhere, or rather, somewhen. In between fighting with a Raspberry Pi 3 that didn’t want to do what I told it. Perhaps more on that in the future…
But another Music for Monday…
Piano Opera: Final Fantasy IV-V-VI. Specifically, Kefka’s Theme.
Originally from Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US, back in the SNES days; now thankfully synchronised with the rest of the world) there have been various takes on this. But the piano solo version has some special charm I can’t quite put my finger on.
I’m not involved directly with magnetic resonance any longer, although that will always be close to my (scientific) heart. Being back in a wet lab, albeit while still doing a lot of computing related work, is exciting.
This blog/site/whatever-you-want-to-call-it won’t focus on my job. I’ll post now and again regarding curiosities encountered, minor challenges overcome (particularly when in respect to a reticent bit of code) but almost anything that catches my attention may be fair game.
Books, music, computing, science… perhaps a bit of sight-seeing if I go somewhere particularly worth sharing with others than close friends or family… all are good.
But if you just come for one or two posts, that’s fine too.
Of course, the remit might expand as time passes, but on that front… we shall have to see.