21651Re: Is it okay to not care for/understand some music?
- Nov 2, 2006Hi Gary,
> I some respects I have to chuckle about this subject. When youthink about
> it, there's so much music available, so many different styles, somany
> different levels of talent that it's simply impossible to like itall. Even
> if you're the wealthiest man in the world, you still wouldn't havethe time
> to listen to even one percent of what's available. So personaltaste has
> got to enter the equation somewhere!I agree with that 100%!
> It's admirable that you have the intellectual curiosity to pursuethings
> outside the boundaries of your personal tastes. Sometimes you willbe
> rewarded, sometimes not. Sometimes your boundaries will beexpanded,
> sometimes not.Thank you very much for the compliment! I do hope my boundaries
expand even more with time though as there's so much out there I
would loveI think that with free-improv, it may be a hit-or-miss type
of thing with a lot of people. My reason for thinking this is that I
decided too listen to the free-improv Harry Miller/Radu Malfatti duo
album "Bracknell Breakdown" (from the HM Collection box) this
morning. I listened really hard to everything going on this time and
really enjoyed it. It definitely wasn't on the top of my list before,
but I think the "Coxhill On Ogun" primed me up for this album(!). I
listened to the the entirety of both @20-minute pieces intensely, and
before I knew it, it was over! I was in awe over this, because before
I couldn't stand the album.
Gary, Thanks again and it was nice talking to you again (it's been a
while)over the phone!
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