Sunday, July 10, 2005

The Stooges Woke Me Up

I made Laura this mix CD last night...I've made several bhakti CDs like this, consisting mostly of sticky, gooey pop luv songs that I dedicate to the Divine Mother. Listening to the radio and trying to hear all the really, really disgustingly sweet songs as hymns to Kali was one of my early bhakti exercises; I can't remember if Laura thought of that one or if I did.

One of the songs on this one is "The Great Curve," by Talking Heads. Jemiah Jefferson writes of this song, "The planets converge and destroy all matter!" She is not exaggerating.


  1. I can identify with listening to music that blows one's head wide open. For me it's mostly modern classical that does it. Was working through the weekend at my old job when Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony came on the radio. I quietly closed the door (several of us were on deadline) and just let the thing turn me into a limp dishrag.

  2. ohmigod--Turangalila shreds! that, to me, is a very Kaliesque piece of music. I also really like Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus by Messiaen...I tend to go through phases: pop, classical, jazz, Indian classical, etc.

  3. I'll have to look for Vingt Regards.... -- I've got several of his pieces; was introduced to his music with Quartet Pour le Fin du Temps.