Today I went to a concert where a man dressed as a woman sang nostalgic songs. Some kind of drag show. It was pretty terrible, and he/she also sang "Something" by the Beatles. Awful version, lacking in sensitivity.
Now here is the original. Best love song ever written.
George Harrison - LSI
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“My typology is . . . not in any sense to stick labels on people at first sight. It is not a physiognomy and not an anthropological system, but a critical psychology dealing with the organization and delimitation of psychic processes that can be shown to be typical.” —C.G. Jung
Mahler's 5:th symphony begins with the famous solo trumpet fanfare:
This motif is something to keep in mind through the whole movement.
The fanfare leads to the orchestra "crashing" into the music with a bombastic chord. It then picks up the motif for a short while and then follows a funeral march, dark and heavy, with some lighter sections.
The 2:nd time the trumpet fanfare is played the orchestra sounds even more furious when it enters. We are in Beta land for sure. The music eventually calms down and..
The 3:rd time the trumpet enters, we expect the same thing, but now only a short solo fanfare is played, until the orchestra interrupts and absolutely sweeps away the music like a storm.
The 4:th time the trumpet enters slightly unexpected, but we go through the same funeral march again as before with some variation.
The 5:th time there is no trumpet at all. Instead the "fanfare" is played quietly on timpani (I think), followed by a beautiful romantic section together with some emotional disturbance suddenly coming to some kind of climax:
The trumpet is back for the last time as the orchestra fades away. The fanfare is dragged out, repeated, now quite, until the music comes to a stop for a couple of seconds. Then just a short, dull minor chord announces the end of the first movement.
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I'm continuing with Mahlers 5:th. Yes, I'm spending my Saturday listening to this. I was gonna do something else but it didn't work out.
The first, second and third movements are brisk and high in energy. The symphony has been going on for about 45 minutes and a drastic change in contrast is about to happen:
4:th movement "Adagietto" for solo harp & strings is one of the most beautiful pieces in classical music. A total inversion of the symphony so far. It is like entering into a moon landscape, a dream world. This is feminine music, composed by a man. The melody is incredibly slow, sometimes almost coming to a standstill, or so it feels. The strings have the melody while solo harp is playing arpeggios, with big intervals. Beautifully sounding bass tones from harp + acoustic bass.
There is a middle section with a feeling of moving forward. Then the beginning is repeated. At the end there are long notes hovering forever as the music sinks down and comes to rest with chords that almost feel like clusters.
I once had some relatives listen to this, but I don't recommend it. The music is too deep, we all became uncomfortable. There is something disturbing about this music and one can notice it when listening with others.
If one plays the Adagietto at double speed on youtube one can register the melody better, but it feels like heresy. But can be a fun thing to try. But listen to it in normal speed first.
The music was also in the film "Death in Venice" (1971), an awfully sad story about impossible love and maybe also a lost era in history.
After the Adagietto comes the Finale, and here the same melody suddenly reoccurs but faster and in a lighter mood. An integration has happened. The journey continues.
Frank McComb - If This Is Love
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I love the lyrics. The singer is SEI Normalising I think:
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Someone reminded me of this song this morning. Alpha values?
Haven't listened to this in a minute, but it just so happened to be playing through my earbuds when I put them on, even though it wasn't selected on music player or on any apps o.O
"The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools." ―Thucydides
Gamelan is one of the most magical sounds and I was fascinated with Bali as a young child.
Shirley Manson was my goddess in middle/high school
honest labor needs no master
Nothing good is a miracle, nothing lovely is a dream.
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