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A random music quote for your day

8 Mar

I copied this quote (by hand – during a party) from a magazine or newspaper cut-out that had been taped to a door in some stranger’s house:

“Unfortunately a lot of the world’s great music, in the minds of a lot of people, has become a safe thing to experience. In my opinion, any great work of art is a very dangerous thing for anyone to experience, because if you’re really experiencing, let’s say, a great quartet work – the Cavatina of the Grosse Fuge, for example – you don’t know what might happen to you. Your molecules could get really bent out of shape, your whole life might take a different direction. That music has a great deal of power. It’s not safe, it’s not wallpaper music… it’s a challenge, an attempt to create musical essences. I think that about great works of art. It’s not safe. It’s not safe to go hear a Mozart symphony, not if you really listen.”
~David Harrington (the Kronos Quartet)

[bolding is mine. link is to a random Youtube performance.]

Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness

25 Jan

The “perfectly calibrated recipe for maximum personal achievement” has been moved to: Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness

(The New Secret Undersea City)

new psychedelic/electronic album from UNKLE

30 Apr

UNKLE will release a new album on May 11th. It’s worth spending money on. Read my review for Where Did the Night Fall by UNKLE for more details. And check out the links in the article for the behind-the-scenes videos and a couple free tracks to download.