Forecast for the Future

"Every individual without exception bears a potential writer within himself. The reason is that everyone has trouble accepting the fact that he will disappear unheard of and unnoticed in an indifferent universe, and everyone wants to make himself into a universe of words before it's too late. 

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not that far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."

- Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Week 4, Day 3: Dum dum dum

It's odd but despite my protest against melodic sound, I have managed to watch almost no television this week save a portion of the State of the Union address last night.

I don't have a lot to report right now other than that I'm really busy, I'm still not sleeping enough and I have found myself mumbling/singing refrains and choruses of songs nonstop. It's also reminded me of the fact that people only remember bits of pieces of songs, relying on actually hearing them to jog their memories. I'm also thinking constantly about the fact that at night time, every public place plays music and it's difficult to avoid.

I will be home tonight to offer more thoughts, as well as fill in some details on last week's mixes. Tomorrow I will post the schedule for February.

And finally, here's a picture of Christopher Hitchens, smoking in the shower. He is speaking tonight at the 92nd St Y and I hope some of you are going to check it out.

-JB

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1 comment:

blue coyote said...

Hey Ben,

I hate to soften your hero, but Hitchens has finally retired his butts.

Check it out:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8e37cd84-bcb6-11dc-bcf9-0000779fd2ac.html

If "the last of the Mohicans" can hang up his tobacco jersey, there's hope for you yet.

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