H. Miller – Tropic of Cancer

So far there have been no dreams that have taken wing. Not one man has been born light enough, gay enough, to leave the earth! The eagles who flapped their mighty pinions for a while came crashing heavily to earth. They made us dizzy with the flap and whir of their wings. Stay on the earth, you eagles of the future! The heavens have been explored and they are empty. And what lies under the earth is empty too, filled with bones and shadows. Stay on the earth and swim another few hundred thousand years!


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Atmopshere – Angelface

There was a lady in Los Angeles

That handled this the way the manual suggests 

She turned me on to music that I never heard before

She told me stories from a cup I haven’t leaned to pour

And I don’t know who heard it more

Professional journals or perpetual burn holes

Scarring up the dirty floor


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Wes Anderson

Eagerly anticipating the new work of Wes Anderson, this time even more star-studded than usual, I’d like to link up another wonderful video-analysis by kogonada

Symmetry, order. Why should it be Weses weapon of choice? All his characters are lost, misunderstood, far from a straight path. Is he highlighting the contrast between what is being said and what is being seen? Is this Kubrick-like OCD a sign of genius?

(btw: a more scientific look on the topic: https://www.coursera.org/course/ntusym )


None of these will probably be clearer after this one, but how can we miss it?

P. Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Here’s a little change of pace. It always helps to shake  things up a little. I have no expirience in listening to classical music but while trying to change that, this is one of the first things that really caught my eye (ear?). It’s grand, it’s moving, it’s making you feel powerful, in a serious way that nothing in popular music can match. Well, like in any other post here I’m just sharing the things I like, try it if you haven’t already. There is no life without music.

What I gather ‘Marche Slave’ is a french title, so it isn’t about slaves (what the American Film Academy would probably love) but Slavs, a fine group that I happen to be part of. Yet still, on a serious note, (according to wiki) it was written to support Serbs (fellow Slavs) fighting with Turks a long time ago. Now, in a day when there is a lot of trouble between Russia and Ukraine I won’t try to get polical here, rather I’d be happy to point out that regardless of its’ orgins great art is always international by nature, it shouldn’t be judged by local, national measures and fianlly can’t be brought down to the level of politics and disputes. Long live the Russian art, forget the political leaders.


A. Gide – The Counterfeiters

Inconsistency. Characters in a novel or a play who act all the way through exactly as one expects them to …. This consistency of theirs, which is held up to our admiration, is on the contrary the very thing which makes us recognize that they are artificially composed.


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