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Relocation

My website is finally up and this blog has migrated permanently to it’s new home: http://www.rashidajsmith.com The move has been a long time coming, and partially responsible for the drop off in recent posts. ¬†Please update your bookmarks, and stop … Continue reading

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Refreshing the reading list

One of the thing I look forward to in the writing world is award nomination season. Not because I have anything up for an award, but because award nominees are a great source for replenishing/refreshing the reading list. Depending on … Continue reading

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Friday Cello Video: You never know when that Cello will come in handy…

Nathan Chan earns himself an iPhone case for an impromptu rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” at an Apple store. Not too shabby….

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MIT’s Opera of the Future

Remember my “skin orgasms” post? Music and the effects on our physical and emotional bodies is anecdotally profound and just being understood by the scientific community. Sounds like the kids at MIT are also interested in the scientific study of … Continue reading

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Friday Cello Video: Escape Artist

Here’s my favorite song off the new album “Into the Trees” which always makes me think of galloping horses. a herd of galloping horses, to be specific. Note I’m leaving out the bit about the sunset. That might be too … Continue reading

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A cello is born

In case you were wondering how cellos come into the world (and no, there is no stork involved) here’s an incredible photo series collected by John Bartlett chronicling the progression of a cello from the raw materials to the hands … Continue reading

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Make some noise: Strange Sounds

As any beginning cellist knows, our instrument of choice is capable of many (often unintentional) strange sounds. We’re often not proud of the various sqeels, squawks and screeches that eminate as we learn to play. However there are some folks … Continue reading

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