Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Music I Listen To A Lot
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2013 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
And Rob said, "You're an everything person, you just don't know it yet."
I felt like an arrow of enlightenment had hit me right between the eyes.
I get anxious over the betrayal inherent in adaptation. To instead conceive of growth as a radical hospitality towards and nurturing of previously unvoiced parts of myself -- what a revolution.
I like movies and TV shows, I like books and stories and blogs, I love stand-up and sketch comedy, but music and travel are what I find numinous, transformative. They crack open new Sumananess that blinks in the light, unaccustomed.
"I think I would close my eyes the whole time."
05 May 2013, 21:01 p.m.
05 May 2013, 21:11 p.m.
It's the actor/writer/comedian Steve Martin. He's also a very good banjo player.
06 May 2013, 1:41 a.m.
This is a lovely post. (And I've listened to/processed Life of the World to Come now--we should talk about it!)
07 May 2013, 1:24 a.m.
I have done a lot of work listening to the Tron:Legacy soundtrack also, and agree with the description!
Steve Martin? Is that a different Steve Martin than the one I’m thinking of?
Years ago, Chris was trying to figure out my taste in music. She named a bunch of bands I was listening to a lot, and asked what they had in common. The best I could tell her was “They’ve all got that Avram-likes-them quality to them.”