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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 21st, 2006 01:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was referring to that kind of record -- though the other sort would also work in that formulation -- and just love, love, love your response. Personally, I do enjoy running or working out to music. But I also recognize the artificiality of the experience. It's sort of like what happens when you put a poem to music: you get two hearts. Sometimes it works to have that doubling of beat. More often, it doesn't. That's why writing lyrics for music is so different from writing a poem in its own right. In the former case, the beat dictates stress and breath from outside of the words themselves.
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: September 21st, 2006 06:34 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like to listen to music while I work out for many reasons, but mostly it's the only time I really have to myself to concentrate on listening to music for a big block of time and I enjoy listening to music and learning about new music, so I consider listening to music while working out multi-tasking. I'm getting my exercise, taking care of my body and mind, and getting some music recreation/education in at the same time.
From: zokah Date: September 21st, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
pardon me from jumping in here, but dovetailing on what C wrote above, do you write your poetry to music? we know you create much of your visual art to music, do you think a particular piece would develop differently if you were listening to something else?
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: September 21st, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Excellent question. The answer is no. I never write poetry to music. Music would interfere with my construction of rythmn and sound. I always read what I write out loud as part of the editing process because how the poetry sounds is just as important as how it reads on the pages. If I listened to music then what I write wouldn't be coming just from myself. I just recently started listening to music quietly while writing my memoirs but mostly for the atmosphere. Sometimes I have to turn it off. I always listen to music while making art.
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