he is trying to say", Duke said, "is no root chords. Nothing
to listen to while you blow a horizontal line. What one does in
such a case is, one thinks the roots". A horrified awareness
was dawning on Meatball. "And the next logical extension",
he said, "is to think everything", Duke announced with
simple dignity. "Roots, line, everything".
'Entropy', Thomas Pynchon (1959)
hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.
'Balaustianís Adventure', Robert Browning (1871)