Re: future of music essays


Subject: Re: future of music essays
From: njcross (njcross@sbcglobal.net)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 00:08:38 EDT


Not much to misread in the passages below,it's pretty ugly.
Enough.

Actually, I disagree -- the whole feel of that passage is 1987. It's
about trying to participate in the existing world by pretending to be
a high minded moral watchdog.  Progress is inexorable anyway (unforseen
breakthroughs will occur), leaving culture types to
comment not so as to help things develop, but rather, astride a fully
achieved technical success, preaching about how
this thing not is going in the right direction. The  "we" in the quote
below is presumably not someone dedicating himself to the
subject in the sense that, for instance, he grinds code, or actually
studies music

French philosophers often rely upon a sort of self-important enthusiasm
to express the passion they feel about not having
any useful ideas.



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