“A state of grace is that kind of balance with which you ride the chaos that you find around you. It’s not a matter of resolving the chaos, because there’s something arrogant and war-like about putting the world in order…”
“The point of recapitulation in the first movement of the Ninth is one of the most horrifying moments in music, as the carefully prepared cadence is frustrated, damming up energy which finally explodes in the throttling murderous rage of a rapist incapable of attaining release.” –Susan McClary
This sentence was later revised in her book, Feminine Endings.
“We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)” // Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Can not stop the Thao love. The newest record is just brilliant. I remember still the snowy night in VT (Thao called the snow ‘disheartening’, and though I disagreed, it was mighty endearing, the way she spoke of it). And whistling along with her in CT. I know she was impressed. She ought to have been, at least.