(This is Cross-posted)

I’m listening to an old CD…Enigma” MCMXC a.D.”

I love this CD. It rocked my world when I first found it. At that time, I didn’t notice that it had all kinds of sub-texts going on.

All I cared about was the beat. I had never heard that kind of mesmerizing synthetic beat before, and I could not get enough of it.

And the album is so sexy!

Later, when I actually listened to it, I did hear all the intelligence put into it. THe juxtapositions of desires inside a person. The music is very trace-like, and it nudges your thoughts in the direction of contemplating very deep desires, the desires of the spirit, soul and body.

Enigma was smart about it. They (he? I don’t even know) used a lot of very interesting sounds to let the listeners create their own train of thoughts.

I still love it.

Even though I’ve found additional sources of synthetic beats.

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My Votes for the Critiqees

Here we go!

Best short series or special: The Forsyte Saga. I enjoyed it tremendously, and I’ve watched my tape of it again more than once. Good Show, PBS!

Best film: The Hours. Those ladies were fabulous.
Runner up: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Tolkien Rocks, and the movie was really good.

I thoroughly regret having no opinion on books of 2002. I am pretty sure I have never read a book the year it came out–not once in my life. I gravitate to the old, approved classics. Teachers of literature approve of me.

But maybe I should join the new millenium.