‘Tis not a year or two shows us a man.
They are all but stomachs and we all but food:
They eat us hungerly, and when they are full
They belch us.
Emilia (Iago’s wife) on men. Othello 3.4
“No law can impede violation or disobedience of the law.”
August 31, 1820
“Original men not as rare as we think.”
May 23, 1832
Giacomo Leopardi, From “Zibaldone di pensieri”
More here. A look into the
daybooks blogs of one of 19th century Europe’s literary masters.
“I’m afraid I’m falling in love with you. It’s a problem. What should I do?”
“Give me your address.”
Roland Barthes, Incidents.
Even in my first meeting with Brendel he imparted some great truths. He told me, for instance, that the beginning of Beethoven must be very clear, so clear that a musical person could write it down just through listening to my playing. Everything, he said, is there — the motivic material, the character of the piece. He compared it to a great movie where missing the first minute would cause you to not properly understand the film.
No, it is absolutely forbidden
for words to echo the act described; or try to. Except very directly
bong. And tickle. Oh it is inescapable kiss.
James Schuyler, from “Freely Espousing”
Bloozeandbeach from Atlanta
At this price, it’s cheaper to just buy and rip the CD. So how is eMusic now any different from, hipper than, OR A BETTER DEAL THAN the other MP3 sites?
Why buy this here when you can get it cheaper in the store? Pass. eMusic officially sucks now. I’m canceling.
Bluesboy from Atlanta by way of Chicago
Great insight to a period of great creativity with Bruce. But don’t buy it here. Best Buy has the physical media for $13.99.
- Next time you revitalize a “neighborhood” by building a computer-colored fountain where a decent pizza place used to be, and you redesign the rape-encouraging stairwells of an otherwise peaceful subway station by tossing your rude advertisements of torso-challenged screen-tapping yuppies on the dirty walls, please do it in Oakland.
- Great. While you do that, I’ll text a dunce.
- You know what else is a do-it-yourself task? Slowly dying.
- Just a print version. Thxs.
Since we’re not young, weeks have to do time
for years of missing each other. Yet only this odd warp
in time tells me we’re not young.