Sunday 30 September 2012

Silence is still my favorite sound...

Austin Chapman was born profoundly deaf. But earlier this month, that changed when Chapman got new hearing aids. 
"Being able to hear the music for the first time ever was unreal. When Mozart's Lacrimosa came on, I was blown away by the beauty of it. At one point of the song, it sounded like angels singing and I suddenly realized that this was the first time I was able to appreciate music. Tears rolled down my face and I tried to hide it. But when I looked over I saw that there wasn't a dry eye in the car. But silence is still my favorite sound," he writes. "When I turn my aids off my thoughts become more clear and it's absolutely peaceful."

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Report from a Prince concert...

"...after a break for "Nothing Compares 2 U" and, uh, Sarah McLachlan's "Angel", Prince finally picked up his guitar. The hits were all his: "Raspberry Beret" and "Cream" to name two. But there was also a spirited rendition and interpolation of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough", a nice hit to rip into once you've sort of gotten tired of singing your own. Then came the opening notes of "Purple Rain" and a curious declaration: "I don't need to be here, but I want to be here.""

taken from Pitchfork

Sunday 23 September 2012

Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan...

"People are always talking about freedom, the freedom to live a certain way without being kicked around. 'Course the more you live a certain way the less it feels like freedom. Me? I can change during the course of a day. When I wake I'm one person, when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else. I don't know who I am most of the time. It's like you got yesterday, today and tomorrow all in the same room. There's no telling what can happen."

I'm Not There, the movie

Saturday 15 September 2012

Underworld, Barking...

"I just bought Underworld's Barking, the Limited Edition version. I will not open it until I tell this girl how I love her. How I think about her constantly. How I dream about her every night. How everything reminds me of her. How I can never be sad knowing I can always think of her. Until that day, I will always have the greatest band in the world to listen to."
John Smith