Sunday, 13 February 2011


"OUR age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?"

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Weather Report

I didn't know that this track, Unknown Soldier, had its origin in Zawinul's discovery, as a child, of the dead body of a soldier in Austria in WWII:

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Stockhausen's obituary in The Guardian from 2007. One of the joys of blogging is that there is no pressure to be topical.