Two entries this week.
First, a friend turned me onto this song by the indie group Blind Pilot. I’d never heard them but I love the song, the singing, and the unusual sonority of their instrumentation. There’s also a real OWS spirit to this piece, both in the lyrics and the drum-circle drumming.
Second, for reasons I won’t go into, the Mozart opera “The Magic Flute” loomed large for me this week. And so I stumbled on this remarkable segment from Ingmar Bergman’s wonderful—with the emphasis on “wonder”—film version of the opera. It’s the first trio of the three ladies—those beautiful but duplicitous assistants to the Queen of the Night (aficionados may object to the Swedish, but these women are so great that ever since I saw them, whenever I hear this music, I picture them).
If you can find four minutes and forty seconds anywhere near this blissful in any corner of this here earth, please let me know.
Triumph! Triumph! Triumph!