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    Friday, February 20, 2004

    After all this *is* Nervous Music, isn't it?

    To ensure we're staying on topic I feel compelled every so often to mention music here. I may not possess the eloquence to use Nervous Music as a site to host album reviews. (There are enough of those out there anyway.) Instead I opt to post flotsam and/or jetsam that I find amusing, enlightening, and just plain silly. But yeah, you know that already.

    What you may not know is the etymology of Nervous Music. My friend Natalie once observed that Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians sounded like "nervous music" to her. I feel that a good percentage of my collection could be easily described as that. *Sigh* That's a shame. But that's the story.

    I may never be successful in explaining why I like the music I like. But perhaps Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music can shed a little light on what nervous music can entail. At the very least, you can listen to short samples of electronic music. Some of the sub-genre names are goofy and probably invented by the site's creator, but it's still an interesting take on the origins of electronic music.