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The Jewel-Hinged Jaw

Based on the recommendation of Neil Gaiman, via his blog, I read The Jewel-Hinged Jaw, a collection of criticism and other essays by Samuel R. Delany on sf and the craft and mechanics of writing. It boggled me. His fresh, lighting thought, his ability to strike to the heart of whatever he was reading or […]

Music As Language

This clip spurred me to think about an aspect of music I haven’t thought deeply on. Music as language: Bob Kauflin, speaking on music as language I think music functions as language, and that we glean emotions, inspiration, etc. from it, but what is the criteria for language? Birdsong is beautiful, and could move our […]