Good for a chilly election night…
As it turns out, Ma plays the first four Bach suites tuning down his cello a full semitone, and there is a specific reason for doing so. In baroque times, instruments like cellos sounded a little different: the musical note A (A440) didn’t have a frequency of 440 Hz, but was more around 415 Hz — something known as the baroque pitch.
It’s funny, odd and a little comforting to scroll back through back in my last.fm profile and see what music I’ve been listening to since I signed up for the service in August of 2005 (when I was 26 and a lot more wiser):
In 2005, the social web was still completely new and the idea of sharing what you were listening to with others was just revolutionary.
In 2005, I was living in Columbia and teaching at Hammond School and had no idea what lie ahead.
What a long, strange trip it’s been.
By the way, I went a few years without having the last.fm audio scribbler hooked up, so there is so much data missing. I’ve listened to way more than 12,000 songs over the last seven years (about 4-5 a day if that’s to be believed). I’ve probably covered closer to three times that amount at least. But still… fun data.
Streaming Now: Phish – Cities http://t.co/9eXc9NGb
— Sam's Music (@SamsHouseMusic) August 27, 2012
I’m always shocked that people want to know what I’m listening to, but I’m pretty open about what comes across my iTunes and Spotify accounts via the @SamsHouseMusic.
Even when I’m out of the house, I keep the music going. It’s always fun for me to check in the middle of the day to see what Schaefer is listening to at any given time.
He’s a big Phish fan these days, evidently.