preciouslover

just in case you wondered what cat caspari of tonrand may have been up to lately – here a link to a new comment.

addition 26.02.13: The tonrand profile on last.fm had been erased. The music is no more available.

10 Responses to “preciouslover”

  1. tino Says:

    nad wrote on Tuesday, June 23rd to 2009@tino

    >Cat was happy when I told her about your response. Since Nico Lai has currently no >time for music she decided to do a song of her own.
    >You should know beforehand that the song is her first experience with a synthesizer >and composing. She used the inbuilt microphone in her mac together with garageband, >so the sound quality could be -hmm– improved.

    >The song tries to reflect a real personal experience. I think she invited her neighbours >to sing the choir part.

    >—>preciouslover (music, lyrics,vocals: Cat Caspari)

    “the song is the first experience with a synthesizer and composing”

    Interesting. But why doesnt she just writes the notes as shiet music and plays them
    then unplugged e.g. on a piano ?

  2. swayzee Says:

    I would rather opt for autotune instead of unplugged.

  3. pie-tonner on the runs Says:

    and when do we get to hear some nice new song from cat caspari?

  4. nad Says:

    @pie-tonner

    Unfortunately Cat Caspari has currently an injury on the larynx, due
    to some bad choking.

  5. nad Says:

    tino wrote: But why doesnt she just writes the notes as shiet music and plays them
    then unplugged e.g. on a piano ?

    @tino: unfortunately cat isn’t fully capable of reading sheet music.
    As a child she wasn’t allowed to learn the piano or another instrument, so
    her knowledge is from taking classes as an adult (unfortunately long time ago and
    only for less then a year) and in between jobs at the meat packing district.

  6. chateaubriand Says:

    …training for the granny-awards, huh ?

  7. tino Says:

    You nad wrote:”As a child she wasn’t allowed to learn the piano or another instrument”
    My answer:

    Are Cats parents from the anti-Amy Chua league or what? Did they really forbid her to play an instrument? Didn’t they like music?

  8. nad Says:

    tino wrote:

    Are Cats parents from the anti-Amy Chua league or what? Did they really forbid her to play an instrument? Didn’t they like music?

    @tino: Probably – apart from a piano (thats another story) – they might have allowed letting her learn an instrument under different circumstances. That is in principle they liked music. But amongst others they lived in this badly built highriser and the neighbours complained already about the kids being too loud without playing an instrument.

    chateaubriand wrote:

    …training for the granny-awards, huh ?

  9. Bibi Says:

    ->Nad : you didn’t say anything to Amy Chua.

  10. nad Says:

    @Bibi and @tino: You are probably referring to the book Battle Hmyn of a Tiger mother? I didn’t read the book so I can’t really discuss it. According to Amy Chua’s article in the Wall Street journal she enforced very strict rules on her daughters, which she believed helped them in excelling. None of the listed rules applies to our daughter, that is for example our daughter takes part in school play, doesn’t have A’s everywhere etc. so I guess we choose a different way of parenting than Amy Chua.

    I do think that it is important that kids learn skills and that they learn that this may not always be easy. So we certainly don’t let them play e.g. computer games if they haven’t done their homework, but I think too much emphasis on training skills (especially with pressure) may not always be good. That is amongst others I think it is also important if kids learn to improvise and learn to deal with a not so perfect situation. An unperfect situation may be a ground for creativity – but of course there are certainly limits to improvising! Moreover not all skills are necessarily good or important (like learning of how to get an A).
    In short- it is important that kids learn basic skills and especially that they HAVE THE CHANCE TO LEARN THEM (not every person comes from such a priviledged family background as Chua!) but everything which goes beyond essential learning (like excelling with A´s) or beyond voluntary advanced learning (again here it is important that this is possible!) has to be more scrutinized and thus I don’t find it so straightforward easy (as it sounded by the article) to judge by some fixed rules for what is good for my daughter. For better explaining what I mean an example: my daughter currently doesn’t want to have piano lessons, which she was offered to take! Why? Because – as she told me – she wants to keep seeing the piano without pressure – that is she is currently sitting down at the piano – almost every day ! – for composing little tiny snippets for herself (and for her parents who love hearing these snippets). Thats’s her current way of recreation. Sure she could play “better” if she would take lessons, but what if this would destroy her music and her drive to use the piano for expressing herself and recreation?

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