Showing posts from November, 2005

My Brain Pattern

Your Brain's Pattern
You're a simple thinker, and this is actually a very good thing.

You don't complicate matters when you don't have to.

You look for the simplest explanation or solution, and you go with that.

As a result, your mind is uncluttered and free of stress.
What Pattern Is Your Brain?
Your Irish Name Is...
Zaira Dunne
What's your Irish Name?

Quotes on Art

I really enjoy what artists have to say about their art, or just what they have to say in general. Here are some interesting insights. (I always meant to post this, but I think i forgot about it... if I have posted it before, sorry).


Why should I try to imitate nature? I might just as well try to trace the perfect circle.

Besides if you're trying to find something, it means you haven't got it. And if you find it simply by looking for it, that means it's false.

~Pablo Picasso~


If objective vision were possible, it would give us a true image of reality.
~Piet Mondrian~


The feat of superbly imitating a muscle, as Michelangelo did, or a face, as Raphael did, created neither progress nor heirarchy in art. Because these artists of the 16th century imitated human f…


So in music, there are these things called "overtones." I learned a lot about them in my undergrad years... how they helped shape and develop music because of the consonances and dissonances they create, how certain instruments (brass for example), use the overtone series to create their pitches, and how subtle they are. Many, many, many times a teacher would play a low C on the piano to demonstrate the overtones. "Can't you hear them?" they would say. And some of the class would strain their ears and reluctantly answer "oh yeah" and then the teacher would say something like "no you cant, you have no idea what I'm talking about." A few times I was one of those straining students, most of the rest of the time I would zone out. Towards the end of college I actually thought I finally could hear the overtones, but really I think my mind was making them up just so i wouldnt feel so inadequate. I mean, I know a lot about overtones, the …

I love vocab

Damn the GREs and their big fancy words.

I was going to write more, but I think that says it all.

Watch This

This is awesome (better still if you see the movie).

So long and thanks for all the fish!