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RE: What's wrong with loops
At 12:29 PM -0800 12/27/05, David Gans wrote:
>At 1:46 PM -0500 12/27/05, Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) wrote:
>>I'd add that it also makes sense to accept the fact that one's lack
>>of interest in what the art is trying to say does not imply that
>>the art is 'bad'.
>Funny how many people seem to need to put the hurt on music they
>don't like or understand. What was Joni Mitchell's famous line,
>something like "The virtue of your taste inscribed upon your
>contempt for mine"?
It seems a lot of critics are looking for a way to show how witty and
clever they are, and dissing work they don't like gives them a chance
to do so. (I do admit to a guilty fondness for the way the NY Times
movie critics pull this off.)
It does get back to context.
e.g. I don't care for industrial strength noise music, but it doesn't
bother me if I don't have to hear it. I've been known to violently
object when it is played through huge speakers 10 feet from a
complex rig that I am trying to take down.
e.g. I don't think much one way or the other of Wynton Marsalis's
music per se, but I do get very upset at his putdowns of people whose
music I care for greatly.
e.g. I used to go dancing at a place where the people who made the
dance tapes had an unfortunate tendency to program things like
Michael Jackson's "On a Beach by the Sun" (-:
>>I'm sure we've all had the experience of hearing music we really
>>liked at the time and then rapidly grew sick of. I know I've had
>>the opposite experience of hearing a disk I just couldn't get,
>>putting it on a couple of years later and wondering how I could
>>have missed it.
>Yes, and yes!
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