Monthly Archives: September 2017

9 More Quotes from John Cage

People always think that there is something to understand. They imagine that the composer really had something in mind.

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5 Quotes from John Cage

Each person, I repeat, is free to experience his own emotions. But they are no more important than ordering chicken! That means that you can’t dwell on them, you must learn how to detach yourself from them.

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5 Days of Oscar Wilde – 5: Sonnet to Liberty

Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyes
See nothing save their own unlovely woe,
Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know,—
But that the roar of thy Democracies,
Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies,
Mirror my wildest passions like the sea
And give my rage a brother—!  Liberty!

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5 Days of Oscar Wilde – 4: The Grosvenor Gallery, 1877

That ‘Art is long and life is short’ is a truth which every one feels, or ought to feel; yet surely those who were in London last May, and had in one week the opportunities of hearing Rubenstein play the Sonata Impassionata, of seeing Wagner conduct the Spinning-Wheel Chorus from the Flying Dutchman, and of studying art at the Grosvenor Gallery, have very little to complain of as regards human existence and art-pleasures.

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5 Days of Oscar Wilde – 2: The Devoted Friend

Welcome to day 2 of 5 Days of Oscar Wilde! Today we have The Devoted Friend. I hope you enjoy it.

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5 Days of Oscar Wilde – 1: The Nightingale and the Rose

Let’s have five days of reading (a handful of) the works of Oscar Wilde.

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Author Interview: Lauren Jimerson

They Came from the River by Lauren Jimerson

Today we have an interview with author Lauren Jimerson! What were you like at school? I was the quiet kid in school with a popular big brother. No one knew that I existed. Which writers inspire you? JK Rowling. Harper Lee. Octavia Butler. George RR Martin. Christopher Paul Curtis. Some nice choices there. Martin’s Fevre […]

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Giveaway: The Adversary’s Good News

Israfel has very kindly agreed to giveaway a signed copy of his book to one lucky Examining the Odd reader. Simply click here to enter. Good luck!

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