Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A study in paradoxes

My friend Wendy once called me a paradox.

And I grinned.

One of my paradoxes (paradoxi? paradosses?) is the range of Corey Taylor's talent.

Whether it's for Slipknot or Stone Sour, the frontman's guttural rages entrance and inspire me. Considering a couple of my favourites, Liberate and Psychosocial, Taylor writes with intelligence, demanding change of himself, of people around him, of the world.

And yet his voice turns gentle, dulcet and smooth for Stone Sour's Through Glass or Slipknot's Snuff.

In fact, he often manages to rip my heart out as his words drown me in his own agony and heartbreak.

Aaaah, the simple beauty of identifying with the song ... such is music.

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