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Still running. And jumping.

“The race is long, and in the end, itís only with yourself”. Cheers Baz. Good advice, ou quoi?

Hurdle

One response to “Still running. And jumping.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ignore all of this if you want or if you already know it, but the history of your blog quote is more interesting than the quote itself.

    The music to ‘Everybody is free…’ comes from the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’, which he didn’t write. He liked the sound of it and wanted it released but with a lyric. The lyric that was eventually found came from a newspaper article. It was read over the track, Baz produced the track and it was released.

    However, this sparked interest in the article and its source. The article has been in circulation for a while and reprinted a number of times, but it was eventually traced to an American local newspaper.

    The author described the piece as being “Advice that I wished I has received when I was younger”, but it was also an apparent homage or pastiche of a Graduation Day speech given by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The article/lyric was so close in style and substance to Vonnegut’s work that (apparently) he had to issue a denial that it was his work.

    The trouble was that (in the UK at least) the response to all this was ‘who the fuck is Kurt Vonnegut?’ If you get any enjoyment/comfort from that quote though, go and have a look at the real article – and then get yourself some of his work, especially the later stuff.

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