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Author:  lindad_amato [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:50 am ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9jpukPm ... re=related

Here is an interview with Egan which may help us kick off the discussion of time and music in the book. Note her comment on the music of the seventies.

Author:  oblivion [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:12 am ]
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And thank you for starting up this thread.

Author:  lindad_amato [ Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:36 pm ]
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In this interview Egan quotes Neil Young saying that changing to digital recording was going to be the end of music because it is too clear and removes the nuances that the artist brings to recording. The same could be said about writing. Egan says she doesn't use a computer to write for many of the same reasons. I'm wondering what gets lost when a writer back spaces on a computer.

Author:  heledd [ Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:19 am ]
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Many thanks for starting the thread lindad_amato. Sorry I have not been able to access the net.

Author:  oblivion [ Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:26 am ]
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What exactly is music doing? Is it a realm where there is no time? Or does it transcend time and connect generations, different personalities, etc? Are the pauses in the PP chapter symbolic of trying to stop time??

Author:  lindad_amato [ Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:32 am ]
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oblivion wrote:
What exactly is music doing? Is it a realm where there is no time? Or does it transcend time and connect generations, different personalities, etc? Are the pauses in the PP chapter symbolic of trying to stop time??


I think that music can do any or all of these things, depending on the person whom it is affecting. The pauses may stop or expand time, they may slow down the music and time so that they last longer.

Author:  heledd [ Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:17 am ]
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Here is a list of the music from 'Great Rock and Roll Pauses' Perhaps we can follow them up with links?
Bernadette – four Tops
Foxey Lady – Jimmy Hendrix
Young Americans – David Bowie
Mighty Sword – The Frames
Fly like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band
Long Time Runnin – Doobie Brothers
Supervixen – Garbage
Roxanne – Police
Re arrange beds – An Horse
Closing Time – Semisonic
Mighty Sword – The Frame

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