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Monday, April 10, 2006

Hearing through the whine

The radio was on as I did the washing up. I'd just abandoned some writing and was fed up. So much housework still to do. Getting late.

First up, Henry Purcell. Very nice. Then, without intro, two pieces by John Cage including some spoken words. I guessed it was Cage because of the prepared piano sound. As that faded out, in came the familiar tune of Wichita Lineman as sung by its composer Jimmy Webb. I prefer Glenn Campbell's version but hearing this, and all these, without warning, was wonderful. Oh for a radio station that did this all day ...

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