Welcome to Larry Andrews' website.

Greetings and welcome to my blog spot.

I've written two novels since my retirement in 2008. The first is a romance, Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love. The second is an action/mysteryThe China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery.

Among the textbooks I have written areLinguistics for L2 Teachers, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2001; and Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, 3rd edition, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2006. This textbook was translated into Korean by Pagijong Press, Seoul, South Korea. 2010.

I am presently writing my third Ryan and Gillian novel, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood. You can follow my progress on novel #3 here at this blog site.

To order any of my titles please go either to nook.com or amazon.com (Kindle users can go to the Kindle Store.).

Monday, December 6, 2010

Silent Night

       Several years ago Christmas really might have been a silent night if online campaigners had their way.
       Facebook users attempted to make four-and-a-half minutes’ silence the prestigious Christmas Carol #1 in the popular music charts that year.
       Nearly 30,000 people signed up to the campaign which attempted to get the experimental composer John Cage’s silent piece entitled 4’33“ in the festive top spot.
       Cage composed his work in 1952. The score, which can be played by any instrument, by beginners and masters alike, instructs musicians not to play their instruments for the duration of the piece, 4 minutes and 33 seconds. That’s a really silent night.

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