Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022

Jen Powers and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Sicut cervus:

I remember hearing this for the first time during a music history lesson at a vocational school I attended when I was 16 and it completely, sweetly crushed me. I’m pretty sure the teacher and me were the only two deeply affected by it—thanks, Mr. McCargish

One of the best things I’ve done recently is make and use a Twitter list that I call Pleasant Twitter” (and no you may not see who’s on it). In it are book nerds, musicians, friends, NASA employees, etc. Absent are journalists, people who quote-tweet dumb things to dunk on them, and anyone trying to get everyone else riled up about this or that. I can’t look at that Twitter anymore, at least for now.

August 30, 2022