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MEH

Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yield!
Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain. --Friedrich Schiller

June music[edit]

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Enjoy today's story, related to my topic of the year: 300 years Bach's chorale cantatas, and the first was written for today. The music opens with a French overture for a chorale fantasy. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:57, 2 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Franz Kafka died 100 years ago OTD, hence the story. I uploaded a few pics from the visit of Graham87. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:31, 3 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Kafka would have been a good choice for TFA. I assume the problem is it already ran once. Floquenbeam (talk) 16:18, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Lol, nevermind, it's run twice, both times on his birthday. Three would definitely have been pushing it! Floquenbeam (talk) 16:19, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No need to tell me, I was one of the authors ;) - and I don't like celebrating death dates, but if the Main page has it ... - - The stats were good, 173k+ the day before (no idea which website had it then) and still 31k+ yesterday. The OTD people had no room for the cantata, arguing it had to be 11 June, just because that happened to be the date of the First Sunday after Trinity in 1724. On 11 June, it's no Sunday at all, let alone the correct one, - I can't help. - Did you see that I added another pic of Graham at Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett, after his mother agreed to be seen? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:27, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I hadn't seen, cool. Floquenbeam (talk) 16:33, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Today's story is about a tune used by Bach and Mozart. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:57, 9 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Today I wanted to write a happy song story, on a friend's birthday, but instead we have the word of thunder on top of it, which would have been better on 2 June, this year's first Sunday after Trinity. The new lilypond - thanks to DanCherek - is quite impressive. As my 2 Jun story said: Bach was fired up. - Today's Main page is rich in music, also Franz Liszt and a conductor. I try to avoid the topic infoboxes, really, but compare Liszt and Schumann: which difference do you see? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:06, 11 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Today is "the day" for James Joyce, also for Bach's fourth chorale cantata (and why does it come before the third?) - the new pics have a mammal I had to look up. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:34, 16 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I had no idea there were nutria in Europe too. They're a problem here in the states. Interesting. Floquenbeam (talk) 16:23, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It was the first I saw that was not in a kind of zoo. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:26, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
New pics of food and flowers come with the story of Noye's Fludde (premiered on 18 June), written by Brian Boulton. I nominated Éric Tappy because he died, and it needs support today! I nominated another women for GA in the Women in Green June run, - review welcome, and more noms planned. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:26, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
nice edit summary --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:08, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, Gerda. might have been a *bit* brusk, but geez. Floquenbeam (talk) 23:40, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You can listen to the concert I heard yesterday. Singing today!! (see my talk) Opera afterwards! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:26, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for protecting another who I had asked for help[edit]

The Original Barnstar

ChaseKiwi (talk) 11:36, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks ChaseKiwi, haven't had a barnstar in a while. Slacker that I am....