Flat plans of famouse serials…
”” When I was growing up I had a guitar teacher who told me that because I couldn’t play scales picking every note fast, I wasn’t a good guitarist. I think that attitude is wrong. For one thing, I don’t think picking every note sounds very good. I know from chopping up samples that the beginning of a guitar note is the sound of the pick, and it lasts a pretty long time. If you pick every note and play very fast, you hear what people like Yngwie sound like. I love Yngwie’s playing, but it’s not the greatest sound to be picking every note, because you hear more of the pick attack than the sound of the note. Allan Holdsworth doesn’t pick every note, and I consider it a more expressive way to play fast. There’s more tonal variety. There’s more room for expression. In the ’80s, guitarists thought that because somebody played cleanly, or could pick every note fast, or do a lot of fancy tricks, that made them a good guitar player. Guitar playing got lost on that road to a certain degree. It’s not as if being studious and practicing are not advantageous for a guitar player—they are! But the goals are to see the instrument clearly in your mind, produce beautiful music, and express something.”
- John Frusciante in an interview about Enclosure.
1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”)
Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like.
2. Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”)
Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners. Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves. They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss.
3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart)
Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns. Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives. Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships. They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments.
Champagne on this fine Sunday afternoon.
It’s weird when you find out that you’re in love with someone. You just enjoy that person’s company, and then one day you realize that you can’t let that person go. You have no idea when it happens. It just does, and it feels magical in every way. I know the feeling. It has happened to me more than once.
It did happen to me recently, too, probably not even a year ago. I thought me and this guy wouldn’t last long because I was graduating and moving off on my own. I never thought that I would fall this deeply, never though that I’d feel this way about him. I used to think that we were just two teenagers having fun.
But there were times that it wasn’t fun, not even close, and that I realized that I was going to go through everything, the fun times and the bad times. That was when I realized that I really did love this guy.
I’m going to university in less than two months, to a city more than 300 kilometres away from home, and this guy, my amazing boyfriend, decides to move to the same city with me, leaving his home, his family, and all his friends behind. To be with me. And I never will have though of this months before. He has said that he will do it, but back then I was thinking that he wasn’t actually going to get up and go with me. Honestly I think that I need him there. I don’t wanna go through another long distance relationship. I’ve done that two too many times and those times didn’t end well. I guess I’m just really happy that he is doing this for me and not even asking for anything in return. He did ask for one thing actually, but it was so simple. He said that I shouldn’t break up with him. And I won’t. I don’t want to, and I won’t want to do that ever, just cause I know that no matter how big of a problem it is, we’ll always find a way to fix it. That’s how I know that I love him.
I swear we’re straight. (at Sacred Heart High School)