Monthly Archives: August 2006


Music gazes at its listener with empty eyes, and the more deeply one immerses oneself in it, the more incomprehensible its ultimate purpose becomes, until one learns that the answer, if such is possible, does not lie in contemplation, but in interpretation. In other words, the only person who can solve the riddle of music […]

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Summer Clothes

Here is a picture of my closet after all the summer’s dirty clothes have been piled in it, so I can walk to and from my bed relatively unencumbered: Who among you, faced with this kind of squalor, this daunting mountain of drudgery, would not prefer to escape forthwith and tout suite into the perfect […]

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Rats scurry into subway tunnels, teens discuss real estate with premature machismo, and airconditioners hum and drip irregularly. Sigh; all is as I left it here in New York City. It is now night and some of the edge is off. Earlier today, I sat in the backseat of my parents’ rental and stared out […]

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If I Were

URGENT. Can someone PLEASE tell the programming folks at Air France that “If I Were a Rich Man?” from Fiddler on the Roof is not really classical music, per se … though I hate to be a stickler about labels. But once the tune got into my head, sneaking in by a combination of headphone […]

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