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Keats and Proust and Lennon and McCartney

This poem, this prose, and this song, all remind me of each other. Ben Whishaw beautifully reads Keats. La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad by John Keats (1795 -1821) O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms, Alone and palely loitering? The sedge … Continue reading

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We Can Be Heroes

What a set of pipes! David Bowie killing it in Berlin in 2002. At age 55. The different versions of this performance total over 118 million views. Heroes by David Bowie I, I will be king And you, you will … Continue reading

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Can You Sell Confusion?

“I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, and I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or a storm, or a great song.” Rainer Maria Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke’s … Continue reading

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