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What should be TechniCity's theme song?
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Samuel Barber's Knoxville 1915
May 04, 2013 Wayne S2
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OK, if you know and have heard this piece of musc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un7l-CxvdEg
you might think I'm crazy -- and that it is exactly the OPPOSITE of what TechniCity should be about.

But to me, one of the primary goals of new technologies is that they're in the background, so that we don't notice them, allowing us to -- as in Barber's music (with words by James Agee) -- to quietly rock on our porches as the world passes by.
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After listening to Knoxville 1915, which I hope you'll do, read Agee's words: http://actsofhope.blogspot.com/2008/02/knoxville-summer-1915-james-agee-samuel.html

Also listen to Samuel Barber talking about his piece in a 1949 interview on the National Public Radio web site: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90072929

More Info:
Barber's Knoxville 1915
James Agee lyrics used by Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber's Summertime Idyll : NPR

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