Saturday, April 4, 2009

Guten Tag.42--Car Trouble (Edited 4.19)

So I've been listening to a number of composers lately: Holst, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Stravinsky, Belioz, Sibelius, etc. Thank you, Pandora radio. My oldest brother tells me that most of these guys' music falls under the genre of tone poems, not necessarily formal classical music, even though I wouldn't be able to make that distinction. (at least not yet, since I haven't studied or listened to enough classical music)
Anyway, tone poems stray from the formal structures and traditional scales found in classical music, and try to evoke a certain mood or match the persona or feel of a certain subject. It was a modern movement of the late 19th-early 20th century that was most likely inspired by the aftermath of WWI (acc. to my brother). I'm really digging it, as opposed to older classical stuff, because a lot of it seems more dynamic and chaotic. I like to think of it as classical music's counterpart to post-rock/post-metal music (Explosions in the Sky, Pelican, etc.)

Anyway, I'm glad that the sun's getting out more everyday. I like to be warm, not on the brink of hypothermia.


Wow, just realized I didn't upload the strip before this one.
Here it is anyway:

alright. later



andreas schuster said...

hei, stumbled over your comics in the flight forums and wanted to say "hi" and "i like them"

i also have fun making sense out of the german stuff at the end.

Ryan Hoffman said...

thanks andreas! i think you're the first to comment who isn't in my family.

honestly, i feel like i'm butchering the language, as i've only taken four semesters of it in college. but i hope the joke comes across in german like it does in my head. i'm glad you like it though.