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COTD #2 : Stonecutter 03.11.2008

Posted by poligraf in COTD.
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“Stonecutter” is intended as an anthem to perseverance and is based on the following quote by Jacob August Riis :

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

It’s one of my favourite quotes and it has helped me on several occasions.

The composition counts exactly 101 hits on the snare drum, with the 101st corresponding to the climax, the hammer hitting the rock one last time and breaking it.


I dedicate this one to Barack Obama for the perseverance he has shown, and the inspiration he has given, over the course of the presidential campaign.

Last but not least, huge thanks to Mediaburner and friend Gary Santoro who appears to be syndicating TGWSN on his blog ! Cool !

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