More: the speeches, they be of some length

Written by on February 19, 2018


Within my real world of making these show posts, that have been all but forgotten in my list of links for shows, we are now getting to jump ahead about six months closer to the present. Still carrying on this lengthy transcription of speeches from The Story of B the 1996 novel from Daniel Quinn.


This episode was originally streamcast live on the digital interwebz on the 27th of March, 2017. Almost a year ago. Making progress I am. Musically, from a playlist perspective, this was an entertaining show. I can’t for the life of me, figure out/remember what I was talking about or what the show concept was that brought this playlist together. That is okay, however. Just fine by me. Now back to the imaginary gathering at Der Bau in Munich.


Have you ever wondered why it is the duty of the clergy of so many sects to read the Divine Office—daily? Why the same affirmations of faith are repeated word for word in so many religious communities around the world—daily? Is it so difficult to remember that Allah is One or that Christ died for our sins that in must be reiterated at least once every day throughout life? Of course we know that these things aren’t in the least difficult to remember.


And we know that the pious don’t go to church every Sunday because they’ve forgotten that Jesus loves them but rather because they’ve not forgotten that Jesus loves them. They want to hear it again and again and again and again. They can live without hearing the laws of thermodynamics ten thousand times, but for some reason, they cannot live without hearing the laws of their gods ten thousand times.


A few years ago, when I began speaking to audiences, I had the rather naïve idea that it would be sufficient—indeed entirely sufficient—to say each thing exactly once. Only gradually did I understand that saying a thing once is tantamount to saying it not at all. It is indeed sufficient for people to hear the laws of thermodynamics once, and to understand that they’re written down somewhere, should they ever be needed again, but there are other truths, of a different human order, that must be enunciated again and again and again—in the same words and in different words: again and again and again.


Also this first track on the playlist is an altered copy of the composition. A reassembling of Frankenstein if you will.






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