In honor of Freedom Fries, Cabarnet Sauvignon, and ennui, we have embarked upon an Erik Satie kick this evening. Got me some Gymnopédies recorded by Pascal Rogé from the iTunes Music Store, and Yingwen found some copies of the sheet music for Gymnopédies and Gnossienne. This music is so Tropic of Cancer.
All my life I had been looking forward to something happening, some extrinsic event that would alter my life, and now suddenly, inspired by the abusive hopelessness of everything, I felt relieved.
—Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer