Despite the fact that I have a nearly overwhelming amount of responsibilities with this website, I am continually forced into doing the DBDs in the morning. I used to do them often and it was fun. However, as more and more people visit this site, it means we have to provide a better and better product. Which requires a lot more coordination. I've commented frequently that I hope to be the last line of defense on these DBDs. So, if I wake up and its 730 AM PST (1030 AM PST, sometime in the nighttime LeonPowe Standard Time) and nobody, literally nobody else, has yet to post a DBD, no matter how minimal the posting requirements are, I am more than happy to do it. And every now and then I really get on something and write it up.
It seems as if few wish to help me out in this. Avinash has been very helpful and I am thankful for that. But for the others, please, do not hesitate to write up a DBD. Put it up after midnight PST, it should be fine. 12:01. Or you east coasters, you have until like 10 AM to get something, really anything, together. And LeonPowe, you have from like 3 PM your time until pretty much you go to bed to do something.
I used to spend a lot of time working on writing out funny bits and routines. I realized that few people read these, even veteran DBD readers immediately jump past the initial post itself to more quickly anger HolmoePhobe with their comments. They can't be slowed down!!!!!
Anyway, but now I'm more likely than not just gonna highlight cool websites or videos or photos that I come across. For example, SF Symphony's Keeping Score. It is a website designed to take you deeper into the music of a few composers. Ives, Berlioz, Shostakovich, and others. They've chosen a piece from each (something that the Symphony has recorded) and put a biographical DVD together with the song. Now, if you go to the site, it's pretty cool.
For example, here they have an interactive page on Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. You can see a video of the symphony playing along as the score scrolls along with you. They have informational bubbles on the score itself. They have interviews with the musicians. I mean it just takes you so much deeper into the music.
I have loved Shostakovich's 5th for years now. Really, one of my favorite Symphonies. The backstory is redickly amazing. I spare you the details of my love. But with the website, it shows you the notation differences that lead to some of the awesomeness. Its not just like "This is a mocking military march." It shows you "By using the BFlat here, you get a different tone than the usual military march and that creates the mocking aspect.' So cool!
So check it out. And make my life easier and write some fucking DBDs.
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TUCSON, AZ - The Cal men's golf team opened the 2010 spring season with a strong showing and holds a seven-shot lead after the first day of the Arizona Intercollegiate played Monday at Arizona National. Michael Weaver is tied for the top individual spot at 10-under and paces four Golden Bears in the Top 10 after the first 36 of the tournament's 54 holes.
The Golden Bears finished the first two rounds 25-under par as a team with a total of 543 strokes on the par-71, 6,776-yard course. Host Arizona (-18), Fresno State (-11), Pepperdine (-9), Texas A&M (-8), New Mexico (-8), UNLV (-3) and Nevada (-2) also posted team scores under par on Monday.
"It was one of those days when golf is fun," said a happy Cal head coach Steve Desimone. "The game plan was solid and the execution was outstanding. We hit a lot of good shots and made some puts, especially early."
Eric Mina (-6) is tied for fifth after the first of two rounds of action, while Brandon Hagy and Stephen Hale are among a group of eight players tied for 10th at three-under par. Chad Vivolo is tied for 18th but only a shot out of the Top 10 after a two-under par first-day effort.
Weaver blistered the course with a first round of 64 to register the day's best score. He recorded eight birdies during his opening round, including four of the last five holes, and only one bogey. He also started his second round strong with five birdies in the first nine holes before two late bogeys left him with a 68.
Mina's back-to-back rounds of 68 were starkly contrasting. He was consistent in his first round with 15 pars to go along with three birdies. On his final 18 holes, he posted an eagle on the par-four 13th and four birdies, but also had three bogeys. Hale's opening round 68 consisted of five birdies and two bogies, while he fell to a 71 during his second round when he made double bogey on his final hole of the day after three birdies and one bogey earlier in the round.