Re: [LAU] A bright sparkly little tune from me

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Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:57 am

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=A0=0A> Dave Phillips wrote:=0A>>=0A>> I must be pe=
rverse. As I listened to this (very fine) tune I kept =0A>> thinking about =
the horror movie "Carnival Of Souls"...=0A>>=A0 =A0 =0A>=0A> Thanks Dave, a=
lthough I find it slightly disturbing that you sensed=0A> something not ent=
irely happy in the tune. You're actually one of three=0A> people who have s=
aid that, and I can't for the life of me understand how=0A> that should com=
e about.=0A=0A> To my ears the form and instrumentation are reminiscent of =
music for a =0A>=A0carousel or carnival. In my psyche (admittedly influence=
d by 'way too =0A> many horror and sf books & movies from the 50s and 60s) =
there's =0A> something inherently surreal or even menacing about such thing=
s and =0A> events. Perhaps it's a cultural conditioning ?=0A=0AIt was defin=
itely early conditioning in my life regarding circus=A0clowns.=0A=0AAs a ve=
ry sickly infant and young child, I quickly learned to associate circus clo=
wns with intense, physical pain.=0A=0AThe pediatrician had circus clown por=
traits=A0on the walls of=A0his waiting rooms, hallways, and patient rooms.=
=A0 Everywhere I went and waited, there were circus clowns.=A0 Then came th=
e treatments and pain, with those circus clowns watching=A0and laughing.=0A=
=0ATo this day (I'm 56), I don't find anything remotely joyful or comfortin=
g about circus clowns.=A0 They were the stuff of nightmares to me.=0A=0AAma=
zed=A0and just realizing=A0how much I'm *still* upset with circus clowns,=
=0AStephen.
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 =0A> Dave Phillips <dlphillips@woh.rr.com> wrote:>>>> I must be=
perverse. As I listened to this (very fine) tune I kept >> think=
ing about the horror movie "Carnival Of Souls"...>>    =

ou sensed> something not entirely happy in the tune. You're actually=
one of three> people who have said that, and I can't for the life o=
f me understand how> that should come about.=0A> T=
o my ears the form and instrumentation are reminiscent of music for a &=
gt; carousel or carnival. In my psyche (admittedly influenced by 'way =
too > many horror and sf books & movies from the 50s and 60s) th=
ere's > something inherently surreal or even menacing about such thi=
ngs and > events. Perhaps it's a cultural conditioning ?=
=0AIt was definitely early conditioning in my life regarding circus&nb=
sp;clowns.=0A =0AAs a very sickly infant and you=
ng child, I quickly learned to associate circus clowns with intense, physic=
al pain.=0A =0AThe pediatrician had circus clown=
portraits on the walls of his waiting rooms, hallways, and patie=
nt rooms.  Everywhere I went and waited, there were circus clowns.&nbs=
p; Then came the treatments and pain, with those circus clowns watching&nbs=
p;and laughing.=0A =0ATo this day (I'm 56), I do=
n't find anything remotely joyful or comforting about circus clowns.  =
They were the stuff of nightmares to me.=0A =0AA=
mazed and just realizing how much I'm *still* upset with circus c=
lowns,=0AStephen.
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