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Written on March 13, 2005, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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we passed the new moon.. you can see it now

the blue note comes from slavery

it’s crucial this note. it’s from an african scale.

the music we all know and love mostly comes from the hybrid of african slave music with english folk music and church music. crazy as it seems the music that is most vital in our culture comes from this appalling crime mankind did to itself.

everything from rock and roll to funk to jazz to reggae to salsa to 2-step to dancehall to mambo to rap to shall I carry on?

the blue note is a mournful note, though it celebrates every moment of our lives

the blue note
the working of spirit
an energy that flows from the beginning to the end of time
it’s a near universally understood language
even in this strange rapidly homogenising world culture

this is the place i am now

hitting the blue note

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  1. transience
    Posted 14 March, 2005 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    brings to mind that part in casablanca when ilsa says, “play it sam.”

  2. Miss Wired
    Posted 14 March, 2005 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    I’m listening…

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