A good deal at Barnes and Noble: buy two classical CDs, get a third free.... A blog called Classical Convert looks at the music from the point of view of one who's twenty-six and started listening at twenty-three. He acknowledges: "Some modern stuff is full of weird combinations of notes which people will complain just sounds like garbage can lids clanking/cats wailing/people dying."... The redesigned site of Nico Muhly has a "news" feature that is suspiciously blog-like. Listen there to the "Agnus Dei" of his Bright Mass, and follow the link to his Guardian essay on English choral music (commissioned by guest editor Björk).... I was unable to include in my LA Phil piece Esa-Pekka Salonen's analysis of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: "By the second sentence you have lost everybody. First sentence ["The world is all that is the case"]: OK, mm-hm, could be. Second sentence ["The world is the totality of facts, not of things"]: I'm not so sure."