Let the onslaught begin… rather than viewing each post as a thesis, I’ll begin using this as a running tally of my thoughts at the moment. And there will be a few of them!
In searching through quite a bit of Polish music, Polish history – the good, bad and worse – jumps out everywhere. In the periods of relative abundance or scarcity of nationalistic/patriotic songs, and in the countless tunes with general themes of tęsknota (longing), we realize that music in Poland has often had a purpose other than for pure enjoyment. For that, I’ll take a moment to appreciate Poland’s past, and sacrifices made.