Wiki clicking

Sometimes Wikipedia can be an utterly absorbing website. After reading a bit about the phrase “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo” (did you know it’s a grammatically correct sentence?), I ended up at the article on John Cage‘s famous piece 4’33”, which saw its first major performance in 1952 by David Tudor in New York. He played it on a piano, although naturally most instruments will work just fine.

From there I discovered that you can download the piece in (amongst others) MIDI format… great.

Finally, on to Uncyclopedia* for an alternative view of things. Apparently, “Several remixes of 4’33” have been produced, including one in 7.1 surround sound, and the extended dance remix, 9’42”.” – fascinating 🙂

Buffalo… link found via Simon Willison

* If you weren’t aware, Uncyclopedia is a parody of Wikipedia. Where Wikipedia might not always be correct, Uncyclopedia goes out of its way to tell nothing but lies 😉