"Music is the Food of Soul"

Updated: May 18, 2021

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Welcome to my first OPINION entry.

The title of this blog entry is a quote from an 1818 philosophy book that thankfully, I have never read. It is rather confusingly entitled, The World as Will and Representation

Later on, I will get into why I chose that title of this blog. But, for now let's just talk about the quotation itself. As I said, it is from a book written by a 19th century German philosopher whose name I had heard, but whose words I had not. His name is Arthur Schopenhauer,

Arthur is pictured below at the age of 36. He was apparently often referred to as the “philosopher of pessimism". I'm not sure why... but I'm guessing that might have something to do with statements like this one:

the continuous and perpetual existence of the human race is merely proof of its exuberance and wantonness.”

You might ask, "What the Hell does that even mean? and what does it have to do with cooking?"

The short answer to that begins down a few paragraphs.

The long boring answer is ...

It really has nothing to do with cooking, but I needed to start my Food and Music Blog somehow, so I thought...

Why not begin with something scholarly so I can mislead people into thinking that I'm smart?

I'LL TELL YOU WHY NOT, Bobby ... Because this is Getting Really Boring and most people have already stopped reading " OK, you may be right... I don't blame you for that.

I mean... look at poor Arthur after the another 36 years of deep thinking ... I definitely don't recommend a lot of deep thought.


It's enough to make you want to read nothing but Mad Magazine.

Although, maybe that won't make any difference at all..

It turns out there's a striking resemblance between Schopenhauer and the greatest American philosopher Alfred E Newman

Alright, the From now on, I have no intention of ever being boring again And this brings me to that promised Long Answer to "What does that" (Schopenhauer quote) 'have to do with anything?"

The Short Answer

Remember back a few hundred years ago when you were in Arithmetic class, the teacher said:

A + B is the same as B + A ?

They told us that this was known as the Reflexive Property of Addition.

(You're getting Boring again, Bob... Pick up the pace a little! )

Sorry... What I am getting at is, I believe that:

"Soul is the Food of Music"

and due to the Reflexive Property of My Reasoning it should also be true that:

"Food is the Soul of Music"

So that's it... short and sweet, as I thought it would be. But to make it a little longer, I want to add one thing.

While I was Googling Emeril Lagasse quotes for my first blog entry, I came across this quote which kind of sums up what I'm driving at with this one ...

"Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time.

It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine...

It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving."

Until the Next Time ... So Long from Bob's Diner

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