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  1. Sorry to detract from the film discussion; but I've never really thought of wisdom going hand in hand with creativity before. I could see how insight can help creativity, and how insight might lend a hand in developing wisdom, but never really saw much of a connection between wisdom and creativity. I would be interested in hearing a little more on that, Thanks.
  2. That's funny, although, that '08 Obama Campaign was kinda of a media tour de force. I had colleagues/acquaintances who had never been interested in politics hanging Obama posters in their apartments, which I always thought was a little bizarre because, I mean — after all, he was a politician.
  3. Funny story: I always play music before my classes--mood-setting as well as a way to avoid awkward staring-at-students--and I decided that today was a good day to play some Sufjan. I had listened through the album once and I thought I knew--geographically, not by title--which songs to avoid. So I pick a song--I start it playing--and there's the masturbation line playing over the class loudspeakers. I, um, didn't let on that I'd heard it, and I'm not sure the kids did. But it was...unexpected. I guess depending on the age, I'm not sure how concerned I would be if they heard it. Col
  4. The St. Vincent line came immediately into my mind as well.
  5. Really pretty album on the first listen. The oddball lyrical usage of "masturbate" I found really darn distracting though, maybe I'll get used to it — or at least expect it next time.
  6. Interview with Sufjan on P4K mentioning, pretty assuredly — his spirituality: http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/9595-true-myth-a-conversation-with-sufjan-stevens/
  7. Truthfully I think the album I liked most of theirs was their most recent one. The name currently escapes me, but I also have to admit that I think this new stuff sounds great. I like the ideas behind a lot of Aaron's narrative themes.
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    Damien Jurado

    I really need to take the time and really delve into this album a little more. You know, being a fan of a lot of his earlier stuff, Rehearsals For Departure, & Now That I'm In Your Shadow , and On My Way To Absence -- it's been difficult for me to really appreciate his work with Swift. I liked some of the stuff from Saint Bartlett, "Kansas" comes to mind, but it seems his writing has gotten so "spacey" and non-linear in a way. I did hear one track from the new album I liked quite a bit called, "Museum of Flight," I think.
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    The Calm Blue Sea

    Thanks for posting, I like this quite a bit actually.
  10. I'm currently using MOG which, outside of the buggy mobile phone app, has been pretty great. It's also not free -- but is Spotify supposed to stay free once it's out of Beta testing? MOG also has no advertisements to interrupt the streams. What exactly about Spotify seperates it from the pack? I realize it's just in Beta-form, but is there something particular about it to push it ahead of other online music-streaming services?
  11. Thanks for mentioning this. I'd forgotten about this album and I decided to take a glance at it tonight. Some of their stuff is just a little too much for me, but "100 Other Lovers" and "Exhaustible" are really great songs.
  12. I am a little confused as to why someone who is not religious should perceive a significant difference. They are all religions, one not truer than the other to those outside any of those belief systems. Could you clarify this a little further please? Are you saying that someone who's not religious shouldn't be able to know the differences between religions? Or just that they wouldn't want or need to? There are significant differences regardless of whether you believe them to be true or false. That wasn't really what I found interesting though. I guess it was more of the words she ch
  13. Came across this little blurb about Florence Welch's(of Florence And The Machine) fascination with exorcisms, demons, and religion. But yet she says, "I'm not a religious person." A fascination with "religion" and some of the things she mentions(exorcisms, voodoo, "gospel") aren't uncommon in music. But I thought it was interesting how she includes witchcraft, gospel, and voodoo all together as if there's no difference between any of them. A lot of modern society seems to have this strange view of religion, not to where it's a genuine interest, but are more like kids who have come acro
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    Official trailer now released: Contagion Official Trailer(youtube)
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