Saturday, September 10, 2005

Miscellany

Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.

Jean Genet

It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites -- opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is no polarity -- where energies flow smoothly in one direction -- there will be much doing but no music.

Eric Hoffer

Great music reaches into, and enriches, the soul of a listener. Such experiences cannot be termed “entertainment” and I chafe when it is so described, media-bundled together with films, Michael, Foxworthy, Oprah, and Vegas floor shows.

Paul

Daniel J. Wakin has written a provoking essay re concert attendance. See www.nytimes.com/2005/08/21/arts/music/21waki.html

Peter Dorbin writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the cost of concert tickets have far exceeded the inflation rate and suggests that declining attendance may be because it is more than many people are willing to pay. see www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/entertainment/12543849.html (free subscription)

Farewell Readers

It has been a pleasant exercise during the past many months to post blogs. But, like all things, a time arrives to stop. My travels take much time and attention. Maybe again-later.

For those who have read my stuff, many thanks.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Kailee said...

oh that's terrible! and i've only just now discovered your intricate and quite amusing blogs, posted years ago.

oh well. i will continue to leave comments in case one day you decide to return to the world of blogging.

much thanks.

10:08 AM  

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