After the title character died at the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
's fifth season (a season that included the death of Buffy's mom), the writers knew that the show had to be a little less dark in its sixth year. Hence the formation of The Trio
, a triad of nerds who acted like they thought villains should act, got in way over their heads, and ended up, in the words of writer Drew Z. Greenberg, "tear[ing] the family apart in a way they’ve never been hurt before."
posted by Etrigan
on Dec 17, 2013 -
Inspired by the sound of an alarm clock going off, Hiromi, Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips perform Hiromi's composition Move.
posted by Lutoslawski
on Mar 11, 2013 -
As a historical document the book is exhaustive and valuable. But I did not come away feeling that I knew or understood Hüsker Dü — the musicians themselves, their music, or any of the people around them — any more intimately than I already did. Earles’ writing is at once densely opinionated and emotionless. He expertly follows the chronology of the band’s tours and releases, but he never makes it understandable why some of us look back on this band so reverently, or why it would be worth somebody’s time to discover Hüsker Dü today. (previously)
posted by Trurl
on Dec 3, 2011 -
An Australian Madoff? Trio Capital, an Australian fund manager, has been ordered to wind up
its funds after being unable to account for $123 million in its Astarra fund since investigations began in October. The fund "has a total of $426 million under management - including superannuation
savings of about 10,000 Australians." Some worry what this means for more potential frauds in Australia's "privatized social security." [more inside]
posted by FuManchu
on Mar 21, 2010 -
A day in the life
of Abdullah Ibrahim
, South-African composer and performer who creates hypnotic and softly singing grooves.
To me, his recent piano trios
are the highlights of his work, because they are both swinging and soulful. But his compositions do not sound bad in a big band setting
-(or in an arrangement for guitar
). His music is quiet and meditative but powerful, and has sometimes been used as a banner for freedom and equality. Now he likes to withdraw once in a while
to the smallest scenes (french commentary with some english underneath), putting strong emphasis on necessary simplicity. Written portrait
posted by nicolin
on Nov 1, 2007 -
Trio close to being cancelled.
They are one of the few good cable nets. They showed Pink Lady and Jeff
fer goodness sakes. Link to how to complain here
. As the poster sez: "Isn't the point of paying for hundreds of different channels to not have them be all the same?"
Caveat: I killed my tv in March and have never been happier.
posted by alfredogarcia
on Jan 3, 2005 -