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I have been listening to John Cage’s “Credo in us” and this is really a fantastic piece of composition. I think I should soon look for the Sibelius software and start composing some music. There is something that is fascinating about John Cage and it his music somehow resonates with me and my explanation for that is it has a contemporary feel. Now, as I know very well, when I start talking about contemporary feel, everything becomes fuzzy and I give the impression of being deep but thats what this music does to me. It takes me somewhere else as it buzzes my eardrums.

I started listening to Cage’s music about four years ago. It was not a case of loving this music at first sight. My interest  for John Milton Cage’s  has been growing ever since and now I listen to him very frequently. And yes, Cage’s middle name is Milton, and it would not be an overstatement to suggest that he is a worthy successor to the name Milton . Like the old paradise relinquishing Milton, Cage is non- conformist and innovative with his composition.  Cage’s eclectic style to me at least is an abstract convergence of the east and the west. Here is one of my personal favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Q7yGn_BvQ

Anyways, as I finished writing this, I have started to listen to roaratario.  Amazing is not enough a word to describe roaratorio.

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Myself when young did eagerly frequent
Doctor and Saint and heard great argument
About it and about: but evermore
Came out by that same door where in I went. (Adapted from Khayam)

 

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As I am drowned in work, I have cut down on blogging a bit. However, I have explored some new music. Recently, I have been listening to folkish experimental easy listening music. Here is the taste of one of my recent favorite.

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Lord of the ants?

This morning I found the video on ants which I found very amusing. I am familiar with  biologist Edward Wilson’s popular book “Unity of Knowledge” which I had picked when I was in Washington DC during Christmas. I think his book is slightly misguided (which I could go on and on about but I would rather not). However, I like him and to Wilson,”reason” does seem to be the slave of passion.

Anyways, it was refreshing to see a nova documentary which I found accidentally on ants and life of Edward Wilson.  Here is the link to the video:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/tm/3509.html?site=26&pl=qt&rate=hi&ch=1

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Fearless

This is one of my favorite Pink Floyd song from the album Meddle. While a lot of people (who did not listen pink floyd as religiously as I did ) may not have heard this song, I think this is one of their best work.  I definitely suggest paying attention to the lyrics. Here is a line from the lyrics:

“And as I rise above the tree lines and the clouds ,I look down Hear the sound of the things you said today”

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Please dont worry! I am not preaching you chemistry or throwing polemics suggesting how science education sucks. Infact, I find chemistry the most dull of all physical sciences. 

I used to listen to this band called Simian and I had totally forgotten about it for a long time. Now suddenly, one song of this band has surfaced in my consciousness, and I was looking all over my computer to find their album. Unfortunately, it seems that I deleted it accidentally during summer. 

Chemistry is what we are cover

Chemistry is what we are cover

Update: I learnt from a friend that  this band are not together anymore.

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Between the desire, And the spasm
Between the potency, And the existence
Between the essence, And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is, Life is, For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

–T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men” (1925)

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