luka

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do you think it would have been better if they just agreed to disagree and created two seperate countries?
 

suspendedreason

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Alongside Gettysburg, there was Amadeus


When Symphony 25 kicks in halfway...

Nothing's ever quite hit me like Mozart did circa ages 11-13

And of course, I so desperately wanted to be a composer, I'd walk back around town from the Mission de Tolosa, eating tangerines, thinking about French horn melodies. I knew nothing, I couldn't put anything together, but I wanted it
 

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I found a guy on Goodreads who said Canadians and Europeans don't live lives worth writing about because they experience no hardship. Lincoln's Gettysburg address was one of his favourite books.
 

suspendedreason

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There were slaves in the North too, though, no?
Naw, it was outlawed in the Northern states long before the Civil War, almost a century before in some cases. I believe there was some slavery in border states briefly, which were in a precarious political situation (outlaw it, they might flip sides and join the confederacy).
 

suspendedreason

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Only listened to classical music growing up, ages 10-15. Mozart did it for me most, something about the psyche. Eruptions barely sublimated into controlled gesture. Structure that blossoms. It feels like the sweet point between Bach and romanticism, not just temporally but in its balance of math and 'motion (Apo', Dio').

It was my friend who loved Rachmaninoff, the Paganini and D Minor, and we argued about it constantly at lunch, and then I decided I wanted to be viable in the high school sexual marketplace, and left the friendgroup and old tastes behind.
 
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suspendedreason

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I'd borrowed a buncha Beatles CDs from a friend, trying to get into pop music. None of it was really doing much for me, and then somehow I came across Fiona Apple's "Across The Universe," with a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video.


I think something about the mirror effect, me in headphones starting at this woman in headphones staring back, singing, spaghetti straps and a middle-part. @CrowleyHead said something similar about Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn":
 

suspendedreason

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A flashlight held against the skin might just as well be off. Art, like light, needs distance, and anyone who attempts to render sexual experience directly must face the fact that the writhings which comprise it are ludicrous without their subjective content, that the intensity of that content quickly outruns its apparent cause, that the full experience becomes finally inarticulate, and that there is no major art that works close in. Not an enterprise for amateurs. Even the best are betrayed.
 
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