Posts from 9th May 2014

May 14

PWC14 Second Round: Iran v Switzerland

Pop World Cup 201412 comments • 557 views

talairan The second round heads towards its climax with this intriguing face-off between two veteran gaffers: Wichita Lineman, who has taken charge of Iran, and former Iran boss Mullah Rezmat, now the Switzerland manager. Iran topped group F with 6 points, Switzerland came second in Group E with 4. The victor faces the winner of South Korea v USA, which goes up Monday. Meanwhile, holders Nigeria have beaten France to set up an all-African quarter-final against Ghana or Algeria.

R16 6: Iran v Switzerland - Which Do You Pick?

  • IRAN: TALA 73%
  • SWIRZERLAND: Lo & Leduc 24%

Total Voters: 45

Poll closes: 15 May 2014 @ 13:00

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This game is up until Wednesday – tracks below the cut! (And we say goodbye to France too)


easily distracted teaching adjunct in the department of horrible noise studies

FT8 comments • 715 views

warning: this is an insider-baseball tl;dr epic, responding to various questions frank kogan asked in comments on the oasis post (i.e. here and here and here and here and here and here), which i’ve placed here^^^ so as not to further derail that discussion (and also so that I could edit and link more easily, w/o risk of losing the whole thing while the FT back-end is being somewhat flakey). It’s about (among other things) Burke, Keats, Wallace Stevens, the internalised bureaucracies of the institutionalised intellect, and where music fits into them; and what we variously mean by the words “thinking” and “clarity”: it includes several more-than-usually digressive (!) notes-to-self abt things I need to think about further. Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate!