From: michaelP <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 09:02:30 +0100
>> Saying no to what has passed
>> Seems to be saying no to its passing
>> Then, the revenge (the no-saying) being spoken, would seem to
>> Be eternalised.
>> The whole of the passed-not-passed-past: frozen in the
>> Present-presented? And this
>> Seems to be a yes-saying to the
>> So that history might come to pass?
>> At last?
> History can be repeated,only in its "how."
> This possibility of repetition, Heidegger
> calls "conscience."
> So what is passed cannot be passed over if it
> is recognized, heard as a call.
> The call calls interpretation to a halt,
> saying "no," no more need be said.
> How do we know when enough is enough?
> Meangingfulness,or despair?
> Silence. Nothing.
> But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here,
> Everybody jumps for joy!
> How does he do it, that Quinn?
this repetition sounds like the way music works it, rarely iterated
identically (except in forms like rap and dance forms that employ audio
samples, etc); the way things return is more in the form than the content
(in variations, key changes, ornamented or straight, inverted, retrograde,
sequenced, etc); knowing when enough is enough? the best music does... the
fading repeats at the end of Gorecki's Third Symph, perfect, making the
silence at the end stunning and lasting forever (audiences might wait a long
silent time to allow the silent call to make itself heard, before bringing
the piece to an empirical end through applause)...
he(a)r(e)'s something that makes me jumpjoy, from EmineM's 'The Marshall
Mathers LP', from the piece 'Remember Me?', this section wrapped up darkly
"Remember me? ("Several executions") Remember me? ("I have no remorse")
Remember me? ("I'm high-powered") Remember me? ("I drop bombs like
Hiroshima") For this, why it's the X, you retarded? 'Cause I grab the mic
and get down, like syndrome Hide in Rome and to the masses, without
boundaries Whice qualifies me for the term "universal" Without no rehearsal,
colleaged words is controversial Like I'm not, the one you wanna contest..."
and the beat goes on...
still in good, non-argumentative, mood
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