Monthly Archives: October 2018

As a lousy counter

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I stumble the hardest over note values when arranging. My counting game is incredibly weak. I learned triplets when I disastrously attempted to accompany Dvorak’s cello concerto.

Revisiting the Spirited Away score in depth, I came to appreciate Hisaishi’s evocation of his minimalist roots. The Empty Restaurant is a delightful example of this that I expanded on in my paper on Ghibli film music. Most of the piece is sparse enough that I was unable to lock down the counts until tonight. I sat down, cranked up my headphones, and looped the beginning of The Empty Restaurant until the above emerged (albeit in a weird super deformed shape in my notebook – I initially used 2 measures of 5/8 each).

Having found the basic meter (which sets the beat for the measures immediately after), everything else should be easy up to the point where Chihiro’s parents get into eating. There are some unusual motions there that I don’t think I’ve yet nailed down.

The TOK cla-tter TOK TOK drove me crazy (in my ignorance) all day until I wrote it down – and then it all made sense.

I think that’s enough arranging for today!

J39M

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Memo:13 October

I should look into this some time.

Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1: limiting SATA link speed to 3.0 Gbps
Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x40000000 SErr 0x2c0100 action 0x6 frozen
Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1.00: irq_stat 0x08000000, interface fatal error
Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1: SError: { UnrecovData CommWake 10B8B BadCRC }
Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1.00: cmd 60/00:f0:00:1b:c6/01:00:05:00:00/40 tag 30 ncq dma 131072 in
                                           res 40/00:f0:00:1b:c6/00:00:05:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1.00: status: { DRDY }
Oct 13 14:50:25 flaglock3 kernel: ata1: hard resetting link

I don’t see anything suspicious when I inspect smartctl output.