NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

NYT – High School Musicians Take On the (Almost) Unplayable

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/arts/music/anthony-braxton-face-the-music.html Looks like some seriously talented young players Anthony Braxton's "Creative Orchestra Music 1976." was one of the Arista label's most expensive productions don't expect to hear high schoolers performing music deemed unplayable by professionals … the Jazz Gallery near Madison Square Park in New York, three young ensembles from the Kaufman Music Center's "Face … Continue reading NYT – High School Musicians Take On the (Almost) Unplayable