musicophilia.jpgSome dears friends gave C.C. this book, and as soon as we’re finished taking apart Da Noise (Chapters 3 and 4 coming soon), we’ll be tearing into it. In the mean time, here’s a very elegant review by John MacDonald in The Brooklyn Rail.

MacDonald faults author, Oliver Sacks, for covering too much territory and delving deep enough into any single neurological illness: “Casting a wide net is not, in fact, the best way to illustrate music’s ubiquitous power. It’s by focusing in and diving deep that we appreciate music’s eerie sway, that we see lives made livable—that we see ourselves.”

Okay, we threw up a little in our mouth when we read the last line. But come on, even C.C. has used the “see ourselves” line before, so we’ll give Micky D a break…today.


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