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Thursday, January 22, 2004


"The secret of a great melody is a secret."
-- Dave Brubeck

(I have no recollection as to where I came across that quote.)

The cliche goes: a "haunting melody." Meaning, a melody is a ghost, a spirit, an un-dead trace of human consciousness, spirit, energy. It unwinds through time and creeps in your ear, uncalled for, unasked, uninvited, and haunts your mind's ear. If it's a "good" one, if, like a cold, it's "catchy." Sick me, melody; haunt me, ghost!

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