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Monday, March 29, 2010

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

You Can Compose About Death All You Want...

... but when real death confronts you, how true was the music that you wrote?

Some very dear friends went through a terrible, terrible loss this week. It makes me think that, try as I might have to understand mortality in my music, when the reality of it confronts you, there is nothing--no words, thoughts or music--that can truly come close to its painful truth.