from Thursday, March19th of the year2009.
HOW. How, Marian Burros? How are you going to write an article in the Times about the Obamas and have an it’s/its issue? HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN? Behold:
Mrs. Obama, who said that she never had a vegetable garden before, said the idea for it came from her experiences as a working mother trying to feed her daughters, Malia and Sasha, a good diet. Eating out three times a week, ordering a pizza, having a sandwich for dinner took it’s toll. The children’s pediatrician told her she needed to be thinking about nutrition.
Ar-r-r-rgh. I just scoured all of Burros’s’s’s’s other article’s’s’s’s in the Time’s’s’s’s for the la’st few months’s’s and she seem’s to have gotte’n it right all the rest of the times. ‘. But seriously. The shit has been up now for three hours and nobody has dealt with it. Three hours’ time!
I need 2 calm down. I am going to listen to PÃ¤rt. (This is not to say that PÃ¤rt is calming; in fact, I find it incredibly exciting, but, you know, I have been worked into a Tiz.)
[audio:08 Da Pacem Domine.mp3]
Arvo PÃ¤rt Da Pacem Domine
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, TÃ¶nu Kaljuste
I love this piece. For recent PÃ¤rt, it is extremely controlled, and yet, makes use of dovetailing and layering in a way I deeply crave. I like how the instruments are non-essential: they could be there, they don’t have to be there, they are there, they aren’t there. There is something deeply satisfying about the repetition v. non-repetition, too, like this Bob Wilson tribute to Philip Glass:
Photo courtesÃ½ of Amanda Ameer at Life’s a Pitch