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Random thoughts, settings, characters, situations, perhaps leading somewhere

File: January 2013


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The first impression that comes to me is heat. Heat and the sound of a Diesel engine. This was the soundtrack of a late summer, a summer in the cusp of the 90s, an era I spent quite a bit of time driving around in a ’81 Diesel VW Rabbit. That particular model of automobile […]

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2013-01-24 :: Edward Semblance // Snapsongs
Snapsongs: “Hey Nineteen” by Steely Dan

Perhaps it is a truism, but people tend to forget: children remember things. They also understand more than you expect. Perhaps their understanding has gaps or naivetes, but the basics are usually there. I say this because of my memory of one of my favorite songs from the early 1980s. I was all of eight […]

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The word that comes to mind when I think of my first reaction to this song is: unearthly. Why? I’m not sure. I was in fifth grade. On first thought one could say, What would a fifth-grader know about unearthly? But it’s not like nine-year-olds never hear music. By that age I’d had a long […]

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2013-01-05 :: Edward Semblance // Snapsongs
Snapsongs

So a new concept here is something I’m calling “snapsongs”, in which I do a quick sketch of the scene a particular song evokes in my head when I hear it. These songs may not be my favorite, or even ones I like terribly much, but for some reason they evoke a specific time, place […]

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2013-01-05 :: Edward Semblance // Housekeeping
Long Hiatus Ending… I Hope

So the original experiment didn’t exactly work, but two years later I’m back to see what happens. I’ll try smaller bits of writing, musings and scenes and whatnot, to see if I can get back in the swing.

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