February 24th, 2014

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Clock

What time is it?

[photo of clock]

Gad to Zevulun, apparently.

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Music

When I was first confronted with imminence of bereavement, the prohibition that worried me the most was the ban on listening to music; music's what I use to get me up when I am feeling down. As it happens, though, so far I've had little to worry about, due partly to doing what I can to ensure I don't get depressed, and partly to the fact I am still continuing to listen to lots of music, just all in here. <taps head>

It's now six and a half weeks since I last listened to a piece of music, other than anything I happen to hear in a shop, or sung music on Shabbos, and yet my brain is still continuing to serve up a rich and varied diet of music, each piece of which I last listened to a varying period of time in the past; today's offerings have included: a piece the name of which I cannot recall by Taraf de Haïdouks, "Thirst" by the Apples, a piece with a very superficially similar opening from the Babel soundtrack, a track from Inside Stories by Peter Chase (an album of music for the Hybrid Music System, dating to the late eighties), "Alcohol" by Gogol Bordello, and a track from The Afro-Celt Sound System, Volume I.

I wonder whether this is going to keep up for the full year, by which time (if I keep to this) it'll obviously be a year or more since I last listened to any of the source material.

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