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Mixed media…

Kurt Vonnegut, meet Brenda Walsh… Slaughterhouse 90120 pairs stills from famous TV series with apposite passages from novels of note…

“Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.”
― Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life

“Judging the mistakes of strangers is an easy thing to do – and it feels pretty good.”
― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

“I wanted to try this new drink: That’s all we do, isn’t it – look at things and try new drinks?”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories

Many, many more at Slaughterhouse 90120.


As we juxtapose radically, we might recall that it was on this date in 1784 that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart bought a starling that sang a passable version of the opening theme of the third movement of his Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453.  (In fact, the bird inserted a fermata on the last beat of the first full measure, and sang G sharp instead of G in the following measure.  Still…)

Mozart kept the bird as a pet until the warbler’s death on June 4, 1787.  Mozart wrote and recited a commemorative poem that he read as the pet was buried in the composer’s backyard.

a European Starling

Mozart’s transcription of the starling’s song


Written by (Roughly) Daily

May 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

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