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Yet More Verbiage About The Goldberg Variations

In April, I drifted off course, steadily. I can’t decide if I was the Titanic or the Exxon Valdez. Icebergs massed around me in the gloom of my pleasures. The boat needed a captain, but the captain was tired of giving orders, had had enough, and perhaps not without cause. Now we are here in […]

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Furry Muses

Well, I was just sitting round the apartment on my same old butt, eating crappy Indian takeout, looking longingly at the box of wine my friend C sent me, etc. etc., when I decided to do some due diligence regarding my exciting assigment as vlogger for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. In case you don’t know, […]

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The Most Concise, Brilliant Put-Down of Wagner Ever

Samuel Beckett, 1932, trying to describe the poems he’s written that seem better to him, less “constructed”: I cannot explain very well to myself what they have that distinguishes them from the rest, something arborescent or of the sky, not Wagner, not clouds on wheels; written above an abscess and not out of a cavity, […]

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Mozart, Trickster

Without introduction, Mozart’s K. 533 leaps into being: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … and one of the many things one could love about this idea is that it says thanks but no thanks, I don’t really need or want to be harmonized.

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