omg so i torrented the new rupaul album and every track has him talking over it telling everyone to not illegally download his music
"'It just doesn't make any sense.'
‘The forces of an impure universe,’ I said rhetorically.
‘What?’ said my sister.
‘Nothing that drives anybody makes any sense, if you haven’t noticed that by now.’"
- Purity by Thomas Ligotti
"Upon the cornice of the tower a tall staff was fixed. Their eyes were riveted on it. A few minutes after the hour had struck something moved slowly up the staff, and extended itself upon the breeze. It was a black flag.
“Justice” was done, and the President of the Immortals, in Aeschylean phrase, had ended his sport with Tess. And the d’Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently. As soon as they had strength, they arose, joined hands again, and went on."
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
"But human life, when once its best of times,
Its youth, has disappeared, will not again
Be tinged with any light, or other dawn,
But widowed to the end; and to the night
Which fills old age with gloom
The gods have set no limit but the tomb."
- The Setting of the Moon by Giacomo Leopardi
In honor of Jazz Appreciation month, the music that changed my life, I have decided to start what I call “Thirty Days of Jazz” and post some of my favorites as well as some songs that I’ve discovered from recent listening. I am already a day behind but I will start with one of my favorite jazz tunes as well as my favorite jazz musician, Bix Beiderbecke.
Day 1: Singin’ the Blues | Bix Beiderbecke & Frankie Trumbauer
"At a time when everyone was generally decrying the bombardment of Shanghai by the Japanese, I met Karl Kraus struggling over one of his famous comma problems. He said something like: I know that everything is futile when the house is burning. But I have to do this, as long as it is at all possible; for if those who are obliged to look after commas had always made sure they were in the right place, then Shanghai would not be burning."
- Ernst Krenek on Karl Kraus