Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Bob Dylan

July 31, 2012

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America is
a dime store Elvis dying
in a bus station

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Freedom is making
the hideous music of
violent decay

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To be President,
you have to suppress your own
human ambitions

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Poets must carry
the burden of chaos, chained
naked to their dreams

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Democracy has
been crucified by money
and patriotism

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All the truth in this
land adds up to nothing more
than the lies of kings

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I am in limbo,
the pawn of a future of
breathing illusions

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Messiaen

February 21, 2010

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liturgy of birds
crystal abyss of rainbows
the end of angels

[“Quartet for the End of Time”]

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paradise eyes of
bridal apparition marked
with the glory light

[“Illuminations of the Beyond”]

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the sun slept in dark
mountains . . . farewell gestures of
planetary love

[“Harawi”]

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interstellar gift
written in the desert rocks . . .
awe resurrected

[“From the Canyons to the Stars”]

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trumpet majesty
heaven ascending . . . Father
demanding glory

[“L’Ascension”]

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John Cage

January 27, 2010

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Misuse the past . . .  Old
ideas are frightened of
the silence of time

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Nature is boring.
Poetry is empty space.
Destroy lullabies.

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Death is mostly a
distraction . . . A sonorous
resurrection sleep

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Ignore beautiful
music . . . We need synthetic
inconsistency

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What I’m proposing
is a noise factory that
will quiet the mind

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Photoelectric
love is completely changing
the way we exist

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A passing truck is
more musical than Schoenberg . . .
Overtone structure!

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I don’t understand
the precise morphology
of entertainment

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