too busy for jazz

by tm on 06/1/2017

when you think you’re too busy for jazz because you have things on your to-do list but then you just put it on and can’t stop listening and everything makes sense once again

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Beggar’s Opera

by tm on 05/19/2017

here’s how to use Bach in your rock opera and get away with it because you actually know how to play music

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by tm on 05/12/2017

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by tm on 04/28/2017

This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calm’d–see here it is–
I hold it towards you.

John Keats (1795–1821)

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the value of music

by tm on 04/22/2017

what is the value of music? what is it for? how would you put it in words?

would be great to find out what you think!

(below: a young beethoven, probably trying to answer the same question)

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by tm on 03/6/2017

if you’re looking for relaxing piano music on youtube, do everything you can to avoid using the search term “relaxing piano music”
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Joseph would be proud

by tm on 02/8/2017

that moment when, if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it people will eventually come to believe it, and even though everyone knows about this, the mainstream media tells even bigger lies keeps repeating them and sends them to your phone.

and people believe all of it

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Laurence Binyon – For The Fallen

by tm on 08/21/2016

A famous First World War poem, the fourth verse is commonly read during Remembrance Day services. But I think the last two stanzas are the best.

For The Fallen [excerpt]

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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we live in a field of forces

by tm on 08/21/2016

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starting something is easier than it seems

by tm on 05/4/2016

start now! 🙂

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