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OT: original vs. good
well, i've been 'stealing' words all my life i suppose and
language is similar to music in a way, or it can be very close.
some of my favorite english words are 'verisimilitude',
'groovy', and 'razzmatazz'. and 'kajagoogoo' of course, but
nobody above the age of 3 seems to really get that one (people
under the age of 3 almost immediately start waggling limbs
around and/or dancing with a big smile, of COURSE).
i have a similar reaction when i use those words as a modulator
input on my warpfactory to process repeater loops, especially if
i say them very slowly and wear sunglasses.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: original vs. good
> on 11/19/01 8:50 AM, Steve Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> BTW Steve-I am a closet Kajagoogoo fan.
> >> PEACE,
> >> Kungha
> > Scott,
> > I think deep down inside, we all are,
> Or will be, once they got those microchips implanted in all
> As to originality:
> Sometimes I think that having so much recorded music available
so readily is
> a hindrance. Sometimes forgetting & confabulating are just
what you need to
> get to a new spot. Recycling/reshaping old ideas into new is
not always so
> simple if the spectre of musics past is either a turn of the
radio dial or a
> buttonpush on the CD player away.
> But I think it's possible & good to ignore a lot of that.
Screw the fact
> that anyone can plainly see that all you've done is "steal"
from Lothar and
> the Hand People & the Love Unlimited Orchestra. If it feels
good, play it.