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Re: Music is not political (Was Re: music is political)

well, i guess the premise in the quote i originally included was that  
the more establishment music is the more conservative in form. that  
is, the most widely accepted form of music, or way of organizing  
noise. to use the term chords is to buy into the system at some  
level. so if a person believes that a certain government is fascist,  
for example, popular music could be seen as reinforcing this. music  
which most people don't even consider music could be seen as the most  
radical as it is defying the dominant value-system, whose ultimate  
purpose is of course control. a much broader system of control than  
"left wing" or "communist" labels imply. an interesting topic, and  
the history of sound use in the original article i thought also. of  
course everyone can read it or not, and think what they will. as  
stimulation for thought it seemed something people concerned with a  
somewhat off-mainstream way of making music might appreciate.


On Apr 3, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Stuart Wyatt wrote:

> ...So could someone please tell me which chords are left wing, and  
> which chords are right wing? And are there any cadences that have  
> true communist beliefs?
> </sarcasm>