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caffeinatedcows commented on the user frindley
Thanks for the tip! That sounds really cool. I'm going to have to look that piece up.
September 5, 2008
caffeinatedcows commented on the user Prolagus
Haha. I just read your comment on my name (I really haven't looked at wordie in a while). I am glad you appreciate it.
caffeinatedcows commented on the word con legno
A really cool trick with a bowed string instrument (violin, viola, cello, etc.) where the strings are played with the wooden portion of the bow instead of with the hairs.
September 4, 2008
caffeinatedcows commented on the word dawn
I remember hearing once that the noun form of dawn was first used by Shakespeare in one of his plays. I can't find any information online that would directly supports this. I can only find indirect support with Online Etymology stating that the noun version was first recorded in 1599. Does anyone else know anything about this?
caffeinatedcows commented on the word baraka
Baraka also means "blessing from God." And is a really cool film.
February 15, 2008
caffeinatedcows commented on the word defenestration
I would like to point out that there have been two historical defenestrations of Prague. It is quite possible that certain groups of people are more prone to throwing other groups of people out of windows.
January 19, 2007
caffeinatedcows commented on the list benladen-s-words
I can't believe you made up a word.
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frindley commented on the user caffeinatedcows
Try to find the recording by Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century (on Glossa, a Spanish label, GCD921101). They're a period instrument orchestra (a lot of modern orchestras will substitute tuba for the ophicleide and it's not quite the same; also Brüggen's recording is really good!).
For nothing but solo ophicleide try: "Back From Oblivion" on the Australian label Melba (301111, available in the States and elsewhere, try arkivmusic.com). The player is Nick Byrne, a Sydney boy.
Prolagus commented on the user caffeinatedcows
caffeinatedcows, wherever you are, I'm adding caffeinated cows to one of my lists.
June 18, 2008
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