Friday, June 15, 2007

I guess I didn't take much of a break :)

BERLIN (Reuters) - An aggressive squirrel attacked and injured three people in a German town before a 72-year-old pensioner dispatched the rampaging animal with his crutch.

Check the rest of this exciting adventure here :)


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On Monday we played the with Marine Forces Reserve Band! It was lot of fun and it was incredibly to listen to them. I was thinking how each person has to know exactly what to play and play in tune and in tempo. Imagine how complex and beautiful the medodies they play are - but imagine how complex and beautiful the human eye is. Even one cell must have most complex cooperation and interaction than the band. God's creation is amazing. Thank God for music and for the skill he's given us as lowly humans to play it and enjoy it!


I just read Some Kind of Genius, a book about a music savant, Tony DeBlois. He's blind, autistic, and an incredible musician!
Here's excerpt from an article about another musical savant, Blind Tom, who appeared around the mid 1800s.

Like any slave child, Tom never attended school, and seemed incapable of learning in other areas. He was restless and explosive and required constant supervision. He seemed irresistibly drawn to the piano and without instruction whatsoever could listen to a piece of music and play it through note for note, accent for accent, without error and without interruption. (Just as Leslie Lemke does) At age five, Tom composed a song he called The Rain Storm based on experiencing a thunderstorm that day. Since Tom was able to repeat complex pieces after a single hearing, General Bethune hired professional musicians to play for the child and thus, by simply listening and faithfully reproducing what was just heard, an instant repertoire of concert quality was created.

Read the entirety of the article here, it's really an interesting read.

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