Thursday, March 02, 2017

a discourse on utility music

I.
Surely, no music
is purer gebrauchsmusik
than make-out music.

II.
You are mistaken.
a purer gebrauchsmusik
rests in lullabies.

If you'd like a decade or so of speculation and debate as to how and why humanity first began to sing these two theories have been summarized in haiku.  The pun is as dreadful as it is unavoidable by now, but surely you can see how the two themes are related.  Indeed, the second may be regarded as a colicky descendent of the first.

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