Beanie the Chicken's Blog

Shortly after Beanie was found at a local feed store, it became apparent that she he was an unusual chicken. These are the chronicles of Beanie the chicken....

Friday, June 22, 2007

Australian researchers have compiled the atlas for the brain of a chicken

To those who believe we are selling the intellectual capacity of
chickens short, here is a link to a news article that will bolster your

Friday, June 08, 2007

Etude con Movimiento

Your first impression of this piece may be that a compilation
of short, unrelated, impromptu etudes punctuated by pauses
have been cobbled together willy-nilly, or that Beanie was
bored or distracted. However, upon more studied reflection,
you will see that just the opposite is true. Indeed, each
section is short and there are pauses, but it is these pauses
that give cohesive relation to the whole piece, adding
information and commentary that beckon you to search for
the deeper meaning.

A case in point, is when Beanie inserts a brief sigh-like
clucking sound while she elevates her neck. Is she indicating
that we must stretch beyond our preconceived biases? I think
so. In any case we must go beyond what we hear to receive the
full impact of Etude con Movimiento.

(click the "play" button to view YouTube clip)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Beanie practicing the piano

Beanie is very serious about what and how she plays.
Click "play button" to view YouTube clip demonstration
of her ability to weave suble tonal variations to a basic
atonal theme.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Catching up

A lot has happened. To catch up with the latest, click "play"
button below the screen. The clip is just over 4 minutes, a
bit longer than usual, but worth it since it contains the
essence of several months' activity.