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Okay, you intellectuals are WAY over my head. I'm gonna futz around with my

> [Original Message]
> From: mjnoble <not8ohm@iinet.net.au>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 2/14/2005 10:03:37 PM
> Subject: Re: 
> Larry,
> personally, I think your well entitled to communicate your views.  and 
> indeed, you almost raise the point that what is sometimes missing in 
> relativism is a common ground for making judgements as to what is good 
> and what is bad, what is to be included in the inner circle of accepted 
> art and what is rejected.  however,  given that 'perspective' seems to 
> be one of those words, etymologically speaking, that has its roots in 
> visual thinking, is it really the best concept to be using to found a 
> system of musical judgement on?  are you suggesting that you have 
> musical vision?
> I have no problem with such a claim if you just come out and make it.  
> nonetheless, how does one 'have' perspective?  where did you 'get' it 
> from? 
> I would have thought that whilst an opinion provided from a learned 
> historical context can be considered a judgement, one would have to 
> provide that context or some evidence of it, as is the traditional 
> manner of judging, with the opinion, so as to give that opinion the 
> authority that judgement requires.  Until such evidence is presented, 
> the opinion remains an opinion, no matter how much you call it another 
> name.  If this were not the case, why would judges bother to go to law 
> school - they could just call themselves judges and be done with it.
> So my point is that you really haven't provided any evidence, as of yet, 
> as to your authority in passing judgement.  So please, would you be 
> willing to elaborate on this perspective a little more so we can 
> understand your right to judge?  I think it would make an interesting 
> discussion, provided we can keep it on-track.  Until such a time, I hope 
> you don't mind if I make my own mind up and consider your communications 
> as opinions and leave it at that?
> sincerely
> michael