Category Archives: Art Music and Literature

Blabbering senselessly about art, music, and literature.

Tales of a Liminal Age

Forgive me, Readers, for what I am about to write may be classified as comparative literature.  Don’t get too excited now. I present to you two novels that couldn’t be more different: Ferdydurke – a surrealist tale of a thirty year-old … Continue reading

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Profanation of the Sublime

(Warning: this entry has strong language, but it’s all for a point.  If you’re sensitive to strong language, regardless of the point, please stop reading.  That’s right, I’m looking at you, Mom.) We live in two different worlds: the world … Continue reading

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Cities and Villages

Every so often I go out on a Friday night to remind myself how much I don’t like going out on Friday nights.  My excursions are seldom ever internally motivated – usually I get persuaded by an exuberant friend starved … Continue reading

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Space and Meaning in “Cosmos” by Gombrowicz

(disclaimer: may contain spoilers) For those of you who aren’t familiar with the author Witold Gombrowicz, he is considered by some to be the greatest 20th century novelist nobody knows.  I’ve had the (mis)fortune of reading three of his novels … Continue reading

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Five reasons artists should appreciate sports

Growing up as someone who valued academics and performing arts, I had always harbored a wee bit of resentment toward sports and athletes.  Perhaps this resentment arose in high school where I found injustice in that athletic departments are given … Continue reading

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Music, Noise, Future, and the foolishness of confidence (a passage from Kundera)

I read a passage of Milan Kundera today that I would like to share.  Please forgive me, copyright hawks.  It is about the unpredictability of the future and the foolishness of confidence, as told via an anecdote about 20th Century … Continue reading

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Time Must be Stopped

I, among billions of earthly cohorts, once wished there was more time.  Every day I would struggle to do what I needed to do, and every day, I would fail.  I (surely along with you, comrade – let us commiserate) … Continue reading

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