Friday, July 08, 2005

And the foolishness keeps on coming.

Just yesterday a young (read manchild) guy I work with said something to me that brought a flood of amazing and instant anger. I was listening to Metallica S&M (one of my favorite albums by the way) and he said, "you listen to the whitest music ever. That's just trash."

After my 'die junior' look I sat here and just sort of fumed. Do people actually still think this way? Then I remember yes ignorance abounds. People still have this idiotic need to associate race with music.

Country- Redneck white people
Rap- Ghetto black people/white people who want to be black

I find it disgusting and above all else absolutely stupid. The kind of stupid that takes over and has no redeeming qualities.

Enough said about that.

The next time you or anyone you know has something that stupid come out of his/her mouth, feel free to eat shit. Or forcefeed him/her shit because that's what they are spewing.

Maybe not enough said about that.

Anyhow right now I'm listening to a piano quartet by Gabriel Faure. His Requiem is one of the most beautiful pieces of music. If you ever have a chance I highly suggest seeing it performed with a full orchestra and chorus. It's breathtaking.

Since I'm talking the classics here one of my favorite forms of composition is the fugue. I'm extremely partial to those by Bach. His Toccata and Fugue in G minor (click that to hear midi samples). If you can ever hear it done by a saxophone quartet I highly recommend it.

I actually had a point... oh yes I was thinking about how a lot of the time while I'm writing I have music in my head to go along/be part of it. I like the idea of applying what I know about music to my writing. It gives me a tingle.

Now I have a serious hankering to listen to Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony. And Gustav Holst's The Planets.

Going to have to settle in with some more Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. I think that's it for the night I'm tired.

Goodnight Sally.

1 comment:

eric strauss said...

it's important to laugh at all things race.

So long as race makes people angry, it will have power. When it only makes people laugh, it will soon fade into the history books.


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