I came into a place mute of all light, Which bellows as the sea does in a tempest, If by opposing winds‘t is combated. The infernal hurricane that never rests Hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine; Canto V, lines 28-32 I’ll admit it: there are potent arguments for and against fear as a motivator. Items in the […]
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“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita…” Introduction: I’m 36 at the time of this writing, just about the same age as Dante Alighieri – “halfway along our life’s path” – when he himself descended into the Hell, noble Virgil (and occasionally Beatrice) at his side. Dante, I should mention, was not received into Hell as are most: […]
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Nashville Skyline Bob Dylan Columbia Records, 1969 By Matt Rector Nashville Skyline isn’t the best Bob Dylan record. That would be Blonde on Blonde, an explosive stream of cryptic, metered phrases from a young poet at the peak of his inspiration. It isn’t the record I like the best, either. That’s Blood on the Tracks, […]
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by Sarah Gray What rock and roll began in the 50s really started coming to fruition as a cultural movement in the 1960s. Music played an important role in the countercultural movement, which divided strongly along generational lines. The teen angst songs of the 60s lean toward the highly political, with the Vietnam War and […]
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