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Re: creative isolation

>I recently went through a stage where I felt Pat Metheny, the King
>Crimson players, Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin and Fred Frith (please
>don't be offended if I left out the name of your favorite guitarist) 
>much said everything I ever wanted to say on guitar so I stopped playing 
>guitar. I haven't played it seriously in almost a year now.

That's a shame - just because one hears an eloguent speaker, who expresses
your views exactly, it doesn't require one to shut up or learn another
language because one feels one has nothing to say.  There is a romantic
"artistic merit"* in this (anyone seen The Piano"?) but I'm unsure as to
whether it actually benefits either the player or the audience.

*According to my wife anyway.  This film inspired much debate!

Dr Michael Pycraft Hughes      Bioelectronic Research Centre, Rankine Bldg,
Tel: (+44) 141 330 5979        University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K.
    "Wha's like us?  Damn few, and they're a' deid!" - Scottish proverb