"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Dec 19, 2010

Satie on Sunday for She who excels me

 Erik Satie, Gnossiene #1, Andreas Wolter and Romy Nagy:

Gnossiene #1, Farid Farjah:

Gmynopedie #1, pianist unknown:

Gnossiene #1, Claude Chalhoub:


BDR said...


I just recently badgered Planet's piano teacher last Wednesday into assigning Planet all three Gmynopedies. I love her teacher, but getting her out of the 19th century is a bitch.

Jack Crow said...

De rien, mon ami.

Ethan said...

Ooh, Satie, very nice. Have you read the "interview" between him and John Cage? Very cool stuff; Cage took Satie's writings and turned them into an interview between the two of them that starts out hostile and ends up much less so; very, I guess, Cageyan.

Jack Crow said...

I'd not even heard of it, Ethan. I had a peripheral sort of relationship to the composer (Chalhoub, Chocolat) until my wife expressed a real affection and I learned, again, that she has far better tastes and instincts than me.

I will try to find the Cage "interview."

Thank you, again.

C-Nihilist said...

this is new to me. sooo good. thanks!

fwoan said...


Randal Graves said...

Satie's a guaranteed A+ post.