… and I don’t know who the someone is and I’m too lazy to check. So you can just go here to read the whole thing. But this is the end (because, well, you know how we are these days; we like to get to the end, and get there quickly.)

WHERE I’M AT WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC AT THIS PRECISE MOMENT IN TIME

I’m still desperate to understand. I love Debussy, and Chopin, and minimalism (Glass, Reich, Adams). I like Renaissance choral and vocal stuff (Tallis, Byrd, Dowland). I like Tchaikovsky. I love Bach. I’m getting into Sibelius. I sung Beethoven with the Oxford Uni Student Chorus and the OUSU last week, and I sort of clicked with it. I feel like I’m getting there.

But whenever I put on something like Hendrix or Gravediggaz or The Byrds or Link Wray or Primal Scream or Of Montreal it just sounds so much more me.

Is this the pinnacle of solipsism? Or is pop music just better?

So anyone out there wanna answer him/her?

For the record, I like milk chocolate more than dark chocolate. I like Prokofiev much more than Franck. I like flats more than heels. That doesn’t necessarily make what I like better for everyone … or does it?

2 Comments

  1. I misread at first…flats more than…and then I thought, don’t we enjoy sharps more than flats? Ahhhhh….shoes…I prefer loafers.

  2. I definitely prefer sharps to flats, Bill! (But my students who play in bands prefer the flats, wouldn’t ya know?) And loafers … well … those *are* flats, aren’t they? Or do you wear some sort of loafer with a high heel. Hmmm. 😉