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bingo...freedom is meaningless unless there's something to be free from.

its exactly this tension and release that makes art art, i reckon.

the tension as someone pushes at the rules, and the release when they fold back into the groove, whether rhythmic, melodic or harmonic.

coming home! the further and riskier the journey, the sweeter the return...

but if you try to lead people too far from what they recognise, they'll fall away, so if you want the support of your listeners you have to gauge how far out they can handle it. or you could die, as that always raises the 'appreciability', a la nick drake.

if you don't invite them to savour some new 'way round the block', you're muzak!

elevator music, where if you shut your eyes you can see the musicians sneaking looks at their watches to see how long before they can knock off and go get drunk....to wash off the memories of the pallid melodies, charmless arrangements, flaccid orchestration, trite piled on shite...

sure makes you appreciate 'silence', (if there is such a thing!)

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu May 15th, 2008 at 02:15:48 AM EST
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