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Shilling for my brothers...
This is not a marketing ploy, but just a recommendation—or two recommendations, to be precise. As I have mentioned in the past, my brothers Addison and Robert have Substack newsletters of their own. The former’s, The Pragmatic Mystic, is dedicated to contemplative practice and theory, West and East, and the latter’s, The Musical Platypus, to music and music-theory. It just so happens that, this past week, both posted articles out from behind their respective paywalls, both of which I found particularly engaging. Addison’s is a reflection on Zen and God-language while Robert’s is an explanation of equal temperament and its importance in the evolution of Western music (as well as a nice little polemic against those who do not understand the difference between chord-progressions and melodies, whom I am sure we all find boundlessly infuriating). Anyway, purely out of the goodness of my overbrimming heart, I thought I might recommend both pieces.