“Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 17 a 2 Clavier” by Glenn Gould from the album The Goldberg Variations — Glenn Gould Plays Bach (1981, 1:21). Do you prefer the 1955 album?
“Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar Some More” by Frank Zappa from the album Shut Up and Play Your Guitar Some More (1982, 6:53).
“The Girls Want To Be With The Girls” by Talking Heads from the album The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (1978, 3:44). “Girls … Just want to do what’s in their hearts, … Boys say ‘what do you mean?’ ”
Average rating: 4.4 stars.
The iTunes I Ching shows an eclectic mix of happy songs, a good reflection of TfK’s current state of excited confusion. The variation in styles, ethnicities and nationalities reflects uncertainty about direction and location, while the selection from the second of Gould’s Goldberg Variations clearly indicates the risks and opportunities of thinking twice about past decisions. The high average rating suggests good things to come.
The powers of the human mind to generate pattern from stochasticity are amazing.