1) This essay by Robert Christgau is a work of critical genius. 2) Josh Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle succumbs to blogging. 3) Mostly Mozart's Enlightenment installation has a website. 4) Please welcome Dean. 5) Amazing YouTube video of Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer (via Rambler). 5) Kyle Gann, talking to a young conductor: "He made the remark that he had never seen an orchestra that showed a strong commitment to new music run into financial trouble." 6) Robert Hilferty chats with Schoenberg's anagrammatic grandson Randol about how he worked to win back Klimt's painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer for her family. I mentioned Randol in my 2002 article about the composer. 7) Obituary for the remarkable Dika Newlin, a Schoenberg protégé. Her book Schoenberg Remembered is a treasure. 8) Remembrances of Ligeti. 9) Tony Tommasini is posting daily reports from Bayreuth. Alas, I did not make it to the Green Hill this year. 10) Young composers, heed the wisdom of Prof. Heebie McJeebie: "No creative artist has made worthwhile art without at least one doctorate." The Professor is the sardonic alter ego of Corey Dargel.