TAP # 10 – Genussiness – Violin Yoga and Death


Don’t you dare skip my soulful karaoke session!
Did you see that smug look! I thought I was being scholarly. There’s no such word as Genossischkheit as per my web query. Nonetheless I take poetic license and dub this Genussiness which is a word for enjoyment without abandon.


Subjects Discussed 

1) Music and how neat it is that instruments are much more readily available due to financing options like rent to own.

2) ‘Violin Yoga’ or using an instrument to center yourself rather than some esoteric practice or as a complement to your esoteric practice.

3) How learning different instruments are good for getting a better feel for music quicker. IMO.
4) Genussiness – the best way to approach life in the context of the knowledge of death. Which in my opinion is using things like art and music to help you live life to the fullest without the opera buffa of being a ‘tragic artist.’ Enjoyment without abandon. The union of the bridge builder and the painter.
5) The environment through the lens of Michael Crichton’s book State of Fear and E.O. Wilson’s book Consilience.
6) How despite having an art friendly culture it’s often difficult to find work and get along with other artists.
7) An attempt to point out how good things are despite the serious challenges I brought up.

Links ‘n Such
Made to love Magic (Nick Drake) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D1YS…
Consilience (Book by E.O. Wilson) – https://www.amazon.com/Consilience-Kn…
The Yellowstone Environmental Quagmire – http://www.nytimes.com/1994/06/30/opi…
Violin Rent to Own! – https://www.musicarts.com/

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