Formerly of Maine, presently of Brooklyn. I work for Lincoln Center.
The special 25th anniversary edition of Graceland, one of my all-time favorite albums, has a fascinating ten-minute piece where Paul Simon describes the process of writing the title track. Well worth a listen for his process and also to hear the musical components added one by one. Play it below in Spotify or click the headline link to find the track in iTunes.
Bézier curves always make me feel like a hack. I never got the hang of them. This “game” is great.
Something I learned today:
Thunderstorms, which can be the home of tornadoes, usually happen later in the day, when the sun is approaching the horizon. That creates a reddish tinge in the sky, as any fan of sunsets knows. But light under a 12-mile-high thundercloud is primarily blue, due to scattering by water droplets within the cloud. When blue objects are illuminated with red light, Bachmeier says, they appear green.
Now you know.