Taylor James Donskey “Diogenes” – cynical posturing

Cynic is a somewhat debased term to the modern ear, here Taylor James Donskey paints gentle comment on the life of Diogenes, questioning his search for an honest man – one who lives unconstrained by society and relies on the interpretation of reality through one’s own innate ability to reason.  Heavy stuff for a Wednesday morning.  Paradoxically recorded on a mild Summer’s day in Donskey’s South Minneapolis apartment, this song aims at providing warm comfort during dark and uncertain times. “This tune was written for the terminally-online,” Donskey says. “It’s a call, of sorts, to become luddites and recall simpler times, by asking the pre-eminent expert [Greek philosopher Diogenes] what they’d say about our modern world. I myself struggle with the everyday, and look for answers in these kinds of places.

When not busy performing his own music or touring with any number of bands, Taylor James Donskey teaches ukulele, piano, electric bass, upright bass, guitar, songwriting, music theory and voice. He also is a trained chocolatier and loves making sweet things for his friends.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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