time is illmatic

Black History Month Icon of the Day: Scott Joplin (1867 - April 1, 1917) Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions, and was later dubbed “The King of Ragtime”. During his career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the “Maple Leaf Rag”, became ragtime’s first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.

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This particular recording was made in 1902, making it 111 years old.


Anybody who can appreciate the beauty of classical music is a friend of mine.



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Don’t Know Why | Norah Jones
From the album Come Away With Me (2002)

He who has a why can endure any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (via lazyyogi)