Towards Better Democracy

Good words, well written, better the world. Good literature betters the world immeasurably.

Modus op., at least #1


I tell people around me that I find myself in the position where I have to learn in minutes and seconds what others take months and years to learn, if they ever learn it at all. I intend no deprecation of others with this statementm but I find myself at a stage of life where, finally, I am free to do what I have longed all my life to do. There is indeed time to learn but there is a lot I want to do.

I am certain I am met with incomprehension but I don’t know for no one has said anything back. Perhaps it is unnecessary.

Glory be to life and Hallelujah.

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 2 August, 2017

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Flying the Flag High Upon the Mast


Many years ago when I was studying music at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, I adopted the following credo. I found what has become the words to express what I have held fast to all my life. You will find it in the book Civilisation by Kenneth Clark. A television programme was made with the same title by the BBC. It is well worth getting hold of a copy of the programme. The BBC is not so keen on sharing its programmes on the Internet. Strange because they are a government funded body. If you can get past Clark’s rather arch manner of speaking, the programme is an endless tapestry of gems. I think I have the order right. I haven’t written it out in decades.

 

The pursuit of truth

The creation of beauty

The maintenance of happiness

 

 

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 2 August, 2017

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Nico Muhly – Lord heare my prayer


Nico Muhly – Lord heare my prayer

Lord heare my prayer instantly,
which I before thee make,
and let my crye come unto thee,
do not the same forsake.

Turne not away thy face from me
when troubles me opresse,
each day inclyne thine eare to me
and succour my distresse.

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 2 August, 2017

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Nico Muhly – Fast Patterns


Nico Muhly – Fast Patterns

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 3 August, 2017

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Nico Muhly – Ta & Clap


Nico Muhly – Ta & Clap

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 2 August, 2017

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Fix You – Coldplay, Stringspace String Quartet


Fix You – Coldplay – Stringspace String Quartet

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 2 August, 2017

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