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Polly Jean, Punk Noir Princess

Polly Jean, Punk Noir Princess

If you’re a great artist, you’re going to be misunderstood. That’s all but guaranteed. Much depends, though, on the degree of your own complicity, your own attempts to evolve, wear masks, repudiate old passions and personnas. Much depends upon how often you “put on” others and then take those put-ons back. Few musicians have undergone as many incarnations, in so short a time span, as Polly Jean Harvey, better known as PJ. She’s been a vamp, a tramp, a chanteuse,…

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On the Edge of Endurance

On the Edge of Endurance

  Watch this video on YouTube Górecki‘s Symphony #3 Like Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Górecki‘s Symphony No. 3 brings us to the extreme of grief, holds us there, locks us in that eternal space, with no escape, no way out, except through a kind of mysterium of hope. A mystery of overcoming something no one can overcome. In this piece, motherhood is the focus, extreme suffering is the focus, cruelty is the plague. The Holocaust is a driving force…

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