8.29.2011

Contrast

But music and singing
Have been my refuge,
And music and singing
Shall be my light.

--"Earth Song," Frank Ticheli, a.k.a. what I am currently singing

People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands--literally thousands--of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don't know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they've been listening to the sad songs longer than they've been living the unhappy lives.

--High Fidelity, Nick Hornby, a.k.a. what I am currently reading

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