Oct 04, 2001 08:51 AM
Music speaks to all on many different levels.The post on music was from a
"mainstream" journal which could be considered quite interesting from the
standpoint of considering words spoken in a different place and music that
was played in another place up to this point in time would probably not have
even been considered 20 or 30 years ago and put together to make an
"epiphany" for the writer of that article and that a certain progress is
being made on the whole to recognize similarities of vibration in our mayavic
world is a real step up from the standpoint of evolving conciousness., and
yes , Bill your selection from the standpoint of inspiration was well taken
and so was Chuck's (heretic , that he is).
Obviously Richard Wagner can not be "stomached" by some Jewish factions and
others walked out on the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky when it was first
performed in the 20's and now utilized by Walt Disney in their Fantasia
series(for children no less) as a matter of course and still others shelved
J. S. Bach's works for over 50 years and the same could be said for Gustav
So , as was stated what is necessary for the Soul will be known in the Soul's
own sweet time and the Soul's own sweet place.
"Mark the music" as Shakespeare said holds very true today as it did when he
penned that phrase.
What was "ugly" yesterday may be "beautiful "tomorrow.
Anyone for polka music?
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On Steve Rowland's monumental John Coltrane radio documentary being aired on
NPR stations, "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone," there's an interesting
segment about "Alabama." Trane wrote the composition in 1963, as a reaction
to a racist church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four precious
To put to the test the long standing rumor that Coltrane patterned his melody
after the cadence of Martin Luther King's moving eulogy, Rowland superimposed
the Coltrane composition and the results were rather startling. Hearing the
music on top of King's speech, and how perfectly in tune Trane's tenor was
with King's voice, it's obvious just how deeply Trane was indeed touched and
inspired by King's words, which spoke of the incident being "the greatest
tragedy of our time." Even more amazing is just how moving and affecting
Coltrane's playing is on this track. Talk about heartfelt emotion. Talk about
depth of feeling. Coltrane's music was of its time, and the fervor of the
sixties informed everything he did in his last seven years.
In fact, there were a number of artists back then who wrote music, sometimes
with words, and sometimes without, that was informed by the times. Music that
spoke to the issues that were at the forefront of our culture
When was the last time you heard a performance, or a recording, that spoke to
any issue at all? (Writer of article's question)
BTW the above was taken from a larger tract.
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