First Post: Friday, September 26, 2014

Sir Christopher Hogwood, R.I.P.

If you’ve ever listened to orchestral music on the radio, you’ll know his name instantly. You’ll also reflexively remember his group, The Academy of Ancient Music. The presenter (heavens, not a mere disc jockey!) would announce the name of the piece, followed by ‘The Academy of Ancient Music led by Sir Christopher Hogwood’.

Culture-vultures will also know a few other Pavlovian responses to names like ‘Sir Neville Marriner conducting The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields’, ‘Roy Goodman & the Hanover Band’, ‘Otto Klemperer & the New Philarmonia Orchestra’ etc.

Which is why we always prefer TuneIn Radio to Pandora or Spotify or Apple Radio. We want the human connection of a presenter introducing the selections and then wrapping them up. We crave the dulcet tones of a sweet-voiced woman or stuffy baritone letting us know we are not alone, not in a classical-music vacuum. Good stations include world-famous WQXR-FM in New York, KUSC-FM in La-La Land (Jim Svejda is an absolute authority, but not at all a snob or a fetishist) and All Classical Portland. You can’t get that from a robot music server.

Good thing about TuneIn Radio is that there’s no interference or other unwanted hiss. If you’ve ever listened to orchestral music on the radio in the car, you know that there’s a lot of sifting, sandy static during the quieter passages, low signal-to-noise ratio. Not a problem with the TuneIn Radio.

TuneIn Radio > Pandora, Spotify, Apple Radio, etc.

R.I.P., Sir Christopher Hogwood.

Free ones: Rundown…

Belmont 2, 4, 6
Gulf 4, 7, 9, 10
Santa Anita 4, 5, 7, 9

Pay-side: Today…

Arlington 8
Churchill 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Laurel 4, 6, 7
Meadowlands 4, 6
Retama 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Remington 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Woodbine 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

Today’s Stakes Pageantry: One today, Santa Anita 9, and it’s on the free page.

Yesterday’s Activity: Baseball pairings set. How ’bout that Derek Jeter? Doin’ it for his old boysz like Scott Brosius, Bernie Williams, John Wetteland and Paul O’Neill. The worm has turned!

WMF Report:

BelTerra 6f
Chas. Town 6½f
Gulf 6f, 1m
Indiana 5½f, 1m
Laurel 6f
Northlands 6f
Remington 6f
Thistle 6f

Belmont 1m (T)
Gulf 1 1/16m (T)
Woodbine 7f

Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…

Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. So long now.

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