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Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

In 1985, the Oscar for best picture went to a film called Amedeus, a fictionalized story about the life of Mozart.  There is a scene in the movie in which the Emperor tells Mozart that his music has “too many notes.”  The scene is played for laughs as the Emperor shows himself to be ignorant of music specifically and a buffoon in general. 1,095 more words


From the Field: September 2015 No.2

Some music from today’s exploration of #folkmusic…

Here’s a quick screen grab of some of the data cropping up on hashtagify today:

& seeing as Sufjan Stevens came up in the feed, I couldn’t help myself! 7 more words

Folk Music

Review: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

After the experimentalism and bombast of The Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens has returned with the stripped-down, heartbreakingly beautiful Carrie & Lowell, a nakedly intimate album that is possibly his greatest work yet.   566 more words


Album Review: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens

Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)

It’s a truth which is sad in more ways than one, but songs – and albums – rooted in heartbreak are ten-a-penny, and have been for years. 837 more words

The Music World

Casimir Pulaski Day

All the glory that the Lord has made
And the complications when I see his face
In the morning in the window

All the glory when he took our place…

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Ryan Diem- Modern Muscle Car Restoration shop


Ryan Diem has played 10 years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as an offensive tackle and guard. He was drafted in the fourth round in 2001 from the Northern Illinois University. 97 more words


Sufjan Stevens

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois

Sufjan Stevens

The introductory creak of the piano, the delicate flutter of the flute – right from the beginning of this track, we are immersed in the other-worldly presence of… 186 more words