Graham Phoenix looks at the power of ‘Ode to Joy’ written in 1785 by German poet, Friedrich Schiller. Beethoven later adapted it for the final movement of the Ninth Symphony in 1824. It is now adopted by The European Union as its anthem.
To Venus or the Sun You have driven me To my pair of once-optimistic knees, Once full of faith for you— Knees which still believe in God, Who floats like the mist Next to the Hyatt building across the street— And I waited for you With my solitary pipe like a character in “Godot.” […]
Bio: Bill Thanis is a Toronto improviser, technology wiz, and overall nice guy with a big moustache. Note: In one of my more fanciful discussions with friends, I pointed out that it was impossible to ‘do’ the galaxy. If you could magically snap your fingers and teleport to a star system in no time, snapping […]