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  •  The kids are all right. (8+ / 0-)

    At least a lot of them, though what's been going on at SJSU gives me a sad. (One of my many alma maters -- Sarah Palin's got nothing on me.)

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 08:26:25 PM PST

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    •  My undergraduate mentor, a man named (5+ / 0-)

      Stanley Hollingsworth (whom I always called "Maestro" because he hated that and also because he had won the Prix de Rome and spent time in Italy) studied at San Jose State College (as it was known in those days) under Darius Milhaud, one of the greatest composers and pedagogues of the 20th Century. He also went on to be the assistant to Barber and Menotti at the
      Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.

      According to Maestro, his sometime on and off again lover, Lee Hoiby, taught him to smoke on a drive from Rome to Milan to see the opera. We used to smoke together in my lesson. I was just a kid, but he developed my taste for unfiltered Camels.

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