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Why I Love Rock and Bach

March 12, 2008

We were shown it as children and we know it now: the fact of music speaking.  We learned the agony in the wail of the guitar, the anticipation in the repetition of a few measures, the power in that immortal scream.  We learned appreciation of well made sound, and to love dissonance for what it means.  These songs forever speak to us, beyond the words of their lyrics, meanings poured into our brains, permeating our skin, enveloping ourselves in a manner that was physical, not intellectual.  We found then, and know now, that the truest music has meaning that can never be explained, only felt.

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