Monday, April 30, 2012

1000 SONGS - DAY 209 SONG # 240

Day 209 - 8 times 30 songs

Song # 240 marks the end of the eighth triakontad. The last song in the original 30 days song challenge should be one that was my favourite one one year ago; what came to my mind was a song that was my favourite one more than 10 years ago, when I was finishing my habilitation thesis in 2001.  It nearly took two more years to finish the academic process and the book wasn't published before 2009, but in a way, all things come to an end. The patron saint of that little book of mine is a (THE) Greek God of ecstasy, so Rock Music is kind of an apt soundtrack. On page 330, the motto for the chapter on Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations # 3, "Schopenhauer as Educator", is taken from a song by the Hamburg band Kante, "Die Summe der einzelnen Teile". I really was in love with that track back then and I still think that it is a rousing piece of music indeed. There is the official video by the band to be found on UTUBE but I think the video is a bit strange (at least I do not understand it and find it rather irritating), that's why I am putting on a version with a still (or just an image) here, followed by a live version (rather poor sound quality). Wir leben von einem Glauben, der unserer Gegenwart vorauseilt.

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