We have a new toy. And when I say "we," I mean GuTTer MuNKi. OK, maybe me, too. It's called Sirocco, and as soon as MuNKi became aware of its existence, he became simultaneously aware of our burning need to own one.
Apparently this will allow us to suck all of our CDs into a hard drive ( I believe that MuNKi will be setting up a dedicated hard drive for this porpoise) and play them over the stero from any computer in the house. Which means - hooray - no more crappy audio for stuff I download into Phantom (my laptop), among other things. The stereo will be like a ginormous iPod with playlists and all that. Yummy. Lucky for me, GuTTer MuNKi is a technogeek. Ladies, if you marry a technogeek, you will be assured of having the latest toys with none of the work or associated post-purchase guilt. Hooray! Another bonus - we can stash all the CDs in boxes in the basement once they're sucked in. Ooh la la!
In completely unrelated news, I finally won my latest finger-wrestling match with the piano. I'm not saying it's beautiful or anything yet, but at least I'm hitting all of the right notes now, and (often) none of the wrong ones. I like this part because there are all kinds of notes where they don't belong. All credit for that goes to Mr. Dario Marianelli, whose every piece seems to include doublets. I don't actually know if they're called doublets. They're like triplets, but there are only two. Maybe I should call them twins. It's in 9/8 time and considering that I know very little about musical theory, maybe I'm playing it completely wrong. I'll have to get my P&P back (enter site to listen to some of his stuff) and give it a listen.