[Dixielandjazz] Dadaism and early jazz "The Big Picture in a
tubaman at batnet.com
Thu May 29 16:43:28 PDT 2003
Dick (and all )
The way I see it - the big picture is: real artists and real musicians
use their technical skills and equipment to create or interpret all
sorts of stuff that involves social and historical elements ranging
back to the dawn of civilization into something that can be new, like
new, old, junk, "kitsch," popular, unpopular, commercially successful
(or a failure,) critically acclaimed (or panned) a "job" or a "hobby"
or "craft," a "statement" or an academic example, a masterpiece of
design that could be worth millions of dollars or a $10 street cartoon
(or a Fats Waller tune sold for the price of a bottle of booze) or
symphony or opera... it is all "art/music" in one interpretation or
It is up to the historians, critics and cultural archivists to figure
out what the heck is going on with all those crazy artists and
musicians - to give it a name or a category to whatever it is that we
all do... and it is up to those businesspeople, dance-hall owners,
record producers, film moguls, gallery owners , etc. to develop the
cash (or promise of cash) to get all this stuff happening and the
general public to absorb it all, to enjoy or reject as they see fit.
(and to pay the piper...)
Is that enough of an explanation for ya?
toOn Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 14:25 US/Pacific, Richard Broadie
> " Dadism and early jazz"
> Gee, guys & gals, I only have a graduate degree in Public
> Administration. I
> haven't understood a single thing that's going on with these
> thesises so profoudly delineated herewithin. How 'bout talking about
> a good
> tuba mouthpiece or what size thimbles work best with Gunter's latest
> washboard or something else that I can understand?
> Confused, humbled and feeling quite illiterate in the Palm Springs
> Dick Broadie
> :-) !!!!!
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