Friday, February 12, 2010

A Piece of Music's Conquest

"A piece of music's conquest of you in not likely to occur the first time you hear it, though it is possible that the aptly named 'hook' might barb your ear on its first pass. More commonly, the assailant is slightly familiar and has leveraged that familiarity to gain access to the criss-crossed wiring of your interior life. And then there is a possession, a mutual possession, for just as you take the song as part of you and your history, it is claiming domination for itself, plantinmg fluttering eight notes in your heart."

- Arthu Phillips from the novel, The Song is You

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