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Rufus Wainwright
“The Art Teacher”

Amazing.

I saw a video of this song being performed by Rufus and had to post the song. Rufus has an ornate piano styling all his own, and his melodic phrasing is intriguing too. When I heard this song for the first time, I was immediately reminded of another artist’s work. The work of Phillip Glass’ piano textures. It took me a few minutes to figure it out. Tomorrow’s piece will feature work from Glass to show you the similarities. I’ve also read that is Phillip Glass’ favorite song by Rufus–go figure.


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From the Album: Want Two

5 Responses to “Rufus Wainwright – The Art Teacher”

  1. on 13 Feb 2007 at 5:10 pmShawna

    I have a very good friend who loves her Rufus. Even named her dog after him. She has been stalking him for years…

    http://paganmonster.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html

    On her Jan. 9th post.

  2. on 13 Feb 2007 at 5:17 pmJason

    Well don’t crush her stalking hopes by telling her that he’s gay.

  3. on 21 Feb 2007 at 1:54 pmShawna

    Oh, she knows, she is a fag hag, lives with one. She’s kinda like Grace, always falls for the fag! hehehe

  4. on 04 Jul 2007 at 6:55 pmrachel easom

    of course. :)

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