Thursday, June 23, 2005

music meme

I was tagged by mallrat - who wrote an inspiring post on music and memory, showing there's life in the old meme yet.

Total volume of music on your computer:
Now there's an idea...

The last album you purchased was:
Yesterday for fifty cents. I bought it for the cover.

Andre Kostelanetz Strauss Waltzes

I grew up with it, and oft gazed at those purple flowers now understood to be irises.
Having just written about Hair in the dreaded childhood relativism genre (merit is proportional to the level of associated meaning, so there) I didn't hesitate to acquire a copy of old beloved picture, hard copy of abtsract memory.

I remember reading an article by Alex Ross (via Hot Buttered Death*) which suggested the evocative power of record covers in childhood:The look and feel of the records were inseparable from the sound they made.
( and The Rest is Noise blog was another music find yesterday)

Meanwhile, googling Kosty:
Kostelanetz albums are standard thrift store fare these days, so if you're longing for a taste of what life in modern offices and retail stores was like before the onslaught of "Easy Oldies" or "adult contemporary music" or "smooth jazz," pop down to your local Goodwill and pick up a two-sider of Kosty--anyone will do. You may lose consciousness before the first side is over, but for just a moment, things will seem more placid and hopeful. So you're not making a million on E*Trade. So you're not endowed with a wireless integrated messaging appliance yet. These, too, shall pass.... Space age pop

Song playing right now:
One of the greatest sounds of them all-and to me it is a sound-is utter, complete silence.
Andre Kostelanetz

Five songs you’ve been listening to a lot recently, from several genres:
Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for-sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm.

Tag 5...
Any bloggers who want to muse on the meme and/or vary the theme.

(Update: I suspect an open invitation is rarely taken up y'know - so how about :
TT,   db,  ramage,  t and t in addition to anyone...)

Comments: music meme

As soon as I get to that literary one from a while ago- maybe I'll even do both on the same day!
Maybe today!
Or tonight which it rapidly becomes, here.
Posted by Ajax etc. at June 24, 2005 11:21 AM

Yes and I was worrying about TAG or NACHT.
I mean, to tag or nicht.

Such tagging is of course an open invitation, but very chuffed you'll be taking it up.

(That hymnal is a jukebox/resource I could have used...)
Posted by boynton at June 24, 2005 11:44 AM

btw - I misunderstood the flowers again.
They do not seem to be irises at all today.
Posted by boynton at June 24, 2005 12:23 PM

yes, the flowers look somewhat orchid-ish from the small pic...
Posted by terry at June 30, 2005 12:10 PM

Hmm - could be

or somewhere b/w an orchid and a trumpet lily, perhaps.
Posted by boynton at June 30, 2005 12:28 PM

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