Quote of the day

\”Edgar Allen Poe wrote this thing about music where he said, \’People think that when they cry to music it\’s because they\’re being sentimental about the memories of a time gone past, but it\’s not true. The reason they cry is because they get a glimpse of the banquet that gods are feasting upon.\’ I completely agree with that.\”

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  1. This from Primal Scream? Poe, of course, did not have rock music as part of his auditory menu, so his options didn’t include crying because the music is unutterably awful. (I’m reminded of that great line in ‘Educating Rita’. when a miserable old person says, while everyone else is enjoying themselves down the pub, ‘We used to have better things to laugh at.’)

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