“Blues did hit my heart Today like a rout of wild gluttons And it made me wonder to my buttons: How did I make this far?”
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Linguist Guy Deutscher talks about how our native language shapes how we think.
SONG OF THE DAY: As I Sat Sadly By Her Side by...
A non-writing writer is, in fact, a monster courting insanity.– Kafka
As I Sat Sadly By Her Side
I knew Nick Cave was a music genius from the first time I heard his band many moons ago and was struck by the juxtaposition of beauty and darkness in his songs and the poignancy of his lyrics. To me, he masters the most difficult job of transposing the crucial elements inherent in traditional poetry fittingly fusing it with a post-modern pop aestheticism. I could choose a number of songs to...
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
Too many alternative bands owe a lot to Hüsker Dü. Nirvana was one of the few able to make the lessons they learned from Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Greg Norton pay off. A friend of mine and I were very close to preceding Kurt and his gang when by the end of the eighties we had the perfect plan to combining Bob Mould piercing guitar work and Grant Hart melodic sense with our own artistic...
Targeting the smart
Music matters to me. It always has. Music and Literature. It is the last of the great arts that can still be considered relevant and untamed. As Literature became increasingly stagnant and obtuse - mostly due to the parasitic control and greed of sycophantic publishers - music turned into the ideal vehicle for popular art expression. I particularly see it as a perfect form of art for it...