Chris I am totally amused at all the conclusions you come up with based the “information” you have gotten from what you think I implied. And, yes, I was asking you to make choices between your “children”; I enjoyed reading your response. And Chris do you know why I have not discussed any of my personal artistic preferences? BTW, I clearly cited a problematic issue in whether or not a composition is driven musically and purely by the artist. I do not see how that it could not affect the integrity of the “whole”.
Wow, Hong. Shit your mind works like a nuclear powered microscope.
Damn, Pete. You toss off a few sentences and ask for a history of all music! What a greedy bastard you are, talking about a return on your investment!
Alec, I might have blinked but I did not see the beauty of your arc. A small correction, we are using the meaning of “form” differently, your using it as type I am using it literally. And one question: why would I, as a serious critic of PM (as Lindsay as observed) view Duchamp or Cage’s artistic integrity as extremely significant?
Derek wrote: “…Lanza on his best days achieved miracles. Ultimately, that's all that matters.”
Ok, for you that’s all that matters.
Derek continued: “I'd also like to challenge Michael to name one composition by John Cage that sets his soul on fire and makes him gasp at the heights that man is capable of reaching.”
Oh that’s easy, I can’t stand Cage.
D again: “Frankly, I find it obscene that the Cage-charlatans of this world - with their threadbare senses of life and even lesser talents - are being applauded here at the expense of two glorious artists who simply failed to make what Mr. Newberry considers as the right career moves.”
See above to Alec.
Namesake, you are fearless.
Peter, I was aware of your absence. ;) Excellent post, but I couldn’t find the criticism that you promised…. ;)
Joe, thanks for the compliment about the other thread. I am sorry but I couldn’t really understand what you were asking me, would you mind restating it?
Your welcome Phil. Break a leg.
Best regards all, Michael