Yo-Yo Ma on learning J.S. Bach’s Prelude (from Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello):
…it’s actually not painful to learn something if you do it incrementally.
They are often beloved classics, or works of pure genius. And you never, ever need to hear them again. They are the songs that must be retired.
Featured image: C. J.™
A follow-up to yesterday’s heavy post; Keep Forgiving is the concluding track for the album. It’s an encouraging poem full of real-world stories we can all relate to with a repetitive, encouraging message and reminder to choose forgiveness.
Keep forgiving as forgiven
We don’t always get to wear the white hat
Pardon is not always preceded by repentance
In fact, i think it’s exactly the opposite
If it were not for love, i would have never, ever come back
You can’t unsee what you’ve seen, but the world is colorful
Ferocious and majestic, without small men or straw men or me to blow smoke and mirrors from our machinery
That toggle switch is reductionistic
Let the pin go
Hate is a prison
I’ve told my stories, but they are yours
You may never get your apology, and on the day that you do, it may not mean a thing
This track, The Dark Night of the Soul, is the hardest one on the album to listen to. So raw. So intense. So real.
The Icelandic composer is joined by two “ghost” pianists, making mysterious and memorable music at the Tiny Desk.