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This is the biggest SHIT post I have read on this list in a while. Get
over yourself.

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:45:47 -0800, Larry Cooperman
<coop@newmillguitar.com> wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> I listened and I found the comp wanting nothing and found the title
> quite proper for the sonic result.  Very, very good!
> I have found that a lot of the people on this mailing list really don't
> understand music.
> They understand machines, popular "music," multimedia and other things
> wrapped up in technology but music no.
> So I would take what everyone says here with a grain or a load of salt.
> A while back I gave a series of compositions to one of these people and
> his brother for their amusement and because the primary function of the
> stuff was music, I heard nothing from them.  They don't understand
> music as an organic growing thing, they understand it as part of a
> social order that they grew up with.  This I know because I heard them.
>   As good as they are I heard nothing new what-so-ever.  So when
> confronted with something that they haven't heard before they were
> silent.
> What I mean to say is that music has a life beyond classifiers like
> popular and technology.  It is pure expression without the need for
> monikers.
> We have a lot of highly intelligent people here who are schooled and
> well read but treat their music like vestiges of their teenage years
> and nothing beyond that.  When I say they don't understand music I mean
> it.  They have no historical perspective at all and believe me that is
> need in the music arts as it is in any other.  How the hell do you know
> when you're being a "rebel" if you know nothing about what you're
> "rebelling" against.
> There are no rebels here.  I read these emails from time to time most
> of the time I just delete them because of the banal content, people
> thinking they're really. really cutting edge and they are just not.
> I may get a kick out of something here someday but I attended Y2K4, did
> a really horrible performance myself but I am sure that I made sounds
> that I hadn't heard before based on the chaos of all of the crappy gear
> that was meant to represent me.
> Is a paint brush gear?  Is a vibrating string gear?  Gear, gear so what
> if there is no electricity? Technology has made musicians out of
> lawyers and bakers?  No.  At least not in my book.
> As well, a person playing in a orchestra is not the same caliber
> creator as some of the Loopers.  I always thought that being a musician
> had something to do with creation and with some orchestra musicians,
> you take the sheet music away and they order a pizza.  There was a time
> in classical music when everyone improvised.
> Take what I say as not another opinion but a judgment.  I have some
> historical perspective.
> Larry Cooperman
> New Millennium Guitar
> http://www.newmillguitar.com