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Re: Hackles have been raised!
<< Overly analytical types often ruin a lot of experiences for others
analysis is always either intrusive, unsolicited and often times in the
"the fripp headed - ( easy generalization here ) " a way for those types
publically show how in tune with something that everybody else is missing
With this, I agree--I sort of figured you didn't mean your statement in
black and white way, but there are a lot of people who do think that way.
The sort of musical "insiderism" (not a real word) which you describe can
quite obnoxious. Lord knows there are plenty of people pulling that kind of
one-up crap. Of course, there are also certain times when an amount of
terminology" is required--talking about serialism, for example. Still,
terms which you know others will not understand in an effort to show off
secret occult musical knowledge is really pretty irritating.
As an aside, I notice that lots of people are bringing up Fripp in the
of this conversation. I have to plead ignorance on this subject--I actually
was referring more to avant-garde "classical" music in my post; Babbitt,
Ferneyhough, and the like. Apparently Fripp says things that rile people