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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If you haven't heard or heard of 16 Horsepower, get thee hence to a good record store. Preferable Wax Trax in Denver. 16HP is a locally-rooted band (originally from Denver) that has been getting more exposure around the rest of the country. Best way to describe them that I can come up with is "gothic bluegrass". I have more MP3s of their material (taken from my personal CDs, of course) on my XMMS playlist than another other 2-3 artists combined.

    --rjray

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    --rjray

    • I did not know that band but they are really excellent, and they have a couple of songs with Noir Désir [noirdesir.org], one of my favorite French Bands! They actually sound a lot like them (South Pensylvania Waltz for example).

  • When I was young I played the violin enough to get to the point where I would be reading ahead in the score and planning.

    For the violin, most of the playing is straight-forward with a small number of more or less equally good alternatives, but there is an occassional sequence that is a potential trap; where you have to use the right fingering/bowing or else you have real difficulty. I would propagate backward from that point, planning how to arrive at that required configuration, eventually (and generall