[Taglit 5-Year Retrospective-part 9 of 11] Music in Israel

28 July 2011. We woke up around 03:45, were on the bus at 04:29, hiked Masada, I fell on the way down, and missed the Dead Sea.

I could give a five-years-later reflection on the first six hours of my waking on this day, but I feel like that would be blogging. about. flogging. a. dead. horse.

Another major aspect of the day was music, and I feel that it was seriously underrated in my original account of the day. In fact, the musical aspect of the day may have been one of the greater legacies that remains today! So, let’s talk about it. And then, at the end of the post, I’ll give some of my favorite photos from the day.

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No One Dances and No One Goes Away (#4M)

This title is probably one of the most convoluted titles that I have made as of yet on my blog! But, I wanted to come up with something that would pique curiosity.

Particularly, the fact that I have made this a #4M (Monday’s Music Moves Me) post, it seems strange that I’m telling people to NOT dance! Well, the reasoning behind this will become clear in a couple of moments.
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[421/441] The root of fame (Freewrite)

Given that yesterday was the Oscars ceremony, I figured that I might do a freewrite about the word “famous.”  I’ll start with one observation from outside of our usual language, and see where that takes us in fifteen minutes.  Naturally, I did NOT watch the Oscars, as going to the movies is something that I ordinarily do at most twice in a year (at Christmas, and perhaps one other time with a friend or group).

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