The song I’ll be posting this Thursday — first of all, it’s going to be great. But as I was writing its lyrics, I realized how important the idea of color is in it. I’ve been saving the following three links for a while, until there was an appropriate time to share them. They all relate to the classic American novel The Great Gatsby, a piece of literature with what may be the most iconic literary image in the past 100 years: the green light at the end of the dock.
1) So, you may be thinking, “What’s so rad about The Great Gatsby? I read that book in high school and I hated it.” Well, I’ll let John Green tell you why this book is incredible. I’d like to think that everything I do here at The Compass is trying to live up to the passion John has for the ideas in this book.
2) “I’m not convinced. Any book worth its weight in gold (I don’t understand why this word choice is humorous) needs a video game!” Well, here you go: The Great Gatsby for NES (go play it now!)
3) “Okay, I can appreciate the book. But are the extremely wealthy and closed-minded members of our society — and T.S. Eliot — really that bad?” Yes, and here’s why: T.S. Eliot Would Gladly Rape Your Grandmother’s Decayed Corpse
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4) Recently, there was a week during which I listened almost exclusively to The Format. They’ve been on hiatus for three years now, but Nate Ruess (the lead singer) has a new group (fun.) with a new single. I think it’s outstanding. Check “We Are Young” out for yourself.