The Claremont Trio were supposed to perform here last night, but they couldn’t make it due to weather further north. I don’t mind, one because the concert has been rescheduled for May, and the likelihood of snowstorms then is
vanishingly small (I hate to make any grand assumptions at all about weather, lately) smaller than in February, at least. And two because I have one of those colds that give you a persistent dry noisy cough. So I didn’t spend the evening alternately suffocating from holding in coughs and getting fixed with death glares from the rest of the audience. Death glares that I would have wholly deserved. (Actually, I would have probably doped myself up with Robitussin and a big pocketful of Ricola – Ricolae? If it’s derived from ‘agricola’ which I think it is, a bunch of them ought to be Ricolae – and hoped for the best.)
Other things. I have learned today that iTunes does not support .ogg files. So if you are not thinking particularly hard and chop up a long .wav file of a concert into a bunch of individual tracks and you happen to leave the setting on ‘.ogg’ for some stupid reason, they won’t go into iTunes. But they will go into Google Play, which as it turns out will helpfully save them as .mp3 files, which you can then download and put into iTunes. This is a roundabout way of reiterating that ancient adage: Pay Attention to Thy Defaults.