Saturday, March 1, 2008

Night music



Maurizio Pollini playing nocturne no. 8 in D-flat.

Given whom he shacked up with and where he lived most of his adult life and subsequently died, I suppose we could say bonne anniversaire Monsieur Chopin. I have no clue how to say it in Polish, but that matters not. Chopin spoke through the universal language, and beautifully.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to get the hell out of Dodge work, spin some of the man's discs, completely forget that politics and the real world even exist, and write.

8 comments:

Dr. Zaius said...

Hmm... I agree. The D does sound rather flat.

Randal Graves said...

That flat never sounded so round.

Angie said...

Sounds like a plan. Hope you had a nice evening.

Randal Graves said...

Sure beat being at work. :)

Function of Time said...

It's so much fun to forget about work and daily life isn't it?!

b said...

Chopin easily allows one to escape the politics, the realities of daily life, and from there... we can transcend to that inspired place to write! Any chance we'll see some more of your poetry/creative writing here again soon? ;-)

Tom Harper said...

Beautiful. Definitely a way to get one's mind off of all the shit happening out there.

There's even a Polish vodka named after him; he's that good.

Randal Graves said...

fot, you've got that right!

b, hey, I've had some crap up recently, that might be it for awhile. ;-)

tom, if THAT isn't an indicator of greatness, I don't know what is!