Wall of Sound

One of the nicest aspects of this short-lived period is the opening song, the instruments mixed in layer by layer until the sound is just exactly perfect, as a whole, and listeners by then are trained to hear all of the components individually.

Wikipedia

It took a lot of work to set things up before the show and take down after, so the idea didn’t make it past year-end and the band’s subsequent long break.

In its full, the Wall of Sound debuted 46 years ago tomorrow, and this is the opening song.

It’s best to hear it with headphones if available, and relatively loud. Out of respect.

Last specimens

The author László Krasznahorkai wrote a story called “The Last Wolf” in one continuous sentence.

The story is about the extinction of last specimens – but like all good stories, this one is about many things…

… and the effect of a linear narrative containing dialogue and digressions and returns to the main thread and character and nuance and emotion and much more…

… all in the course of a run-on sentence that goes on for 70 pages…

… is, among other things, musical.

NY Times interview with the legend

In the timbers of Fennario the wolves are running round…

Time value

For the pleasurable reading of Buffett’s annual letter, always a pleasure to begin with, if you’re into that sort of thing…

… with its regular reminders of the very basics and the lasting fundamentals, even as new lyrics are occasionally added in recognition of the never-ending flow.

You can borrow from the devil, babe, you can borrow from a friend…