So, friend of a friend named John has a blog, which I grabbed the RSS feed for, and I just read this post.
It’s a really great post, letting me listen in as a fly on the wall in a conversation that I would normally interrupt with confusion and therefore have rarely been privy too.
I will never be an artist, but I have a great deal of respect for a great number of them, and it’s always bothered me that my understanding of their passion was limited. It’s always felt artificially so, but I think I ask the wrong questions about this sort of thing.
What this post did for me was really expose one of the many ways to appreciate something about all this.
The “key insight”, for me, a least, was this:
Finally, a quote that explains how I feel about my own pieces! As I’ve told many friends- you may not “get” everything on a single pass, in fact I never expect that of anyone. But you can choose things to focus on, and, in that, choose an interesting path through the music. This creates a unique experience for every listener.
That gives me a crib. I’ve never really listened to music as anything except a whole. (Ok, that’s not true, I often listen to lyrics and just let the music be there in the background, but I think that’s different than this).
Now I wanna try it. Need to get Andy and John to send me some stuff to listen to.
This is a great graphic, overall. I’m not sure that “private security” would necessarily be more effective, but I doubt it could be much worse. They did forget to talk about how much money Chertoff made from those fucking scanners, though.
Then there’s the fact that the TSA is really just about the illusion of security. We could’ve had equivalent “protection” from 60,000,000 in TV ads, rather than 60,000,000,000 in stupidy.
At least with the way over-hiring of people we’re stimulating the economy just a tiny bit.
We just had another crazy storm that hit the area. They swept through like something out in the desert or the south. Five minutes of torrential rains and blistering winds, and then things chilled a bit. I ended up sprinting around the house closing windows. And then sprinting around the house again cleaning up water. Normally I don’t get any water in the house…this time it came through windows on ALL FOUR SIDES!!!11!!
But global warming? Myth.
Are intelligent people who used to be conservative until they really started thinking about politics. This has been my interaction with most conservatives: when they think, they’re liberal, when they gut-check and react, they’re conservative.