OK, so you’re all used to the binary jokes by now — and there will be more of them come October. But this is a special moment for everyone that hasn’t happened before in my lifetime and will not happen again — 1/11/11, 11:11. Nine sticks. That’s two wishes plus an extra bit.
In honor of the moment I’ve posted Nine Sticks, an improvisation in 9/8 time that’s exactly five minutes and eleven seconds long. (111111111 in binary is 511.)