Category Archives: Art Music and Literature

Blabbering senselessly about art, music, and literature.

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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Minor Desperation on the Internet

I prefer to reserve my blog for expressing thoughts or anecdotes with some vague point.  I don’t like to update with personal stories unless they go somewhere outside of the realm of self, and I shelve many drafts that do … Continue reading

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Loss for Words

“Words cannot describe…” “I’m struggling to find the right words…” “Words fail me…” “It’s hard to explain…” The experience of being unable to verbalize a thought, sensation, or experience is terrifying to me, and I’ll tell you why: it reminds … Continue reading

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A Quack Review: Pornografia

(WARNING:  The following book review has no academic value.  I would say it tries its hardest to rape and butcher the literature of everything important or meaningful, but it really doesn’t try too hard.) It’s not often I read a … Continue reading

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Roads and Highways (Kundera)

I quote: “Road: a strip of ground over which one walks.  A highway differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. … Continue reading

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Classical Radio needs a new sales rep

It occurred to me while listening to Bay Area classical radio, and again while listening to Los Angeles classical radio, and once again with Austin classical radio: the world of Classical Radio needs a new sales representative. I have long … Continue reading

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Time-Traveling through Age (Eugenides)

A quote: “…I hadn’t gotten old enough yet to realize that living sends a person not into the future but back into the past, to childhood and before birth, finally, to commune with the dead.  You get older, you puff … Continue reading

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