Friday, March 31, 2006

"I pity those who can't appreciate good music."

See the article from Anthony Tardiff, describing the sad state of addictive, but banal and harmful popular music. Anthony also tells that the Classical tradition of music is not gone, but is very much alive in the form of film soundtracks, which are often better than the movies they support.
Modern music is simplistic, banal, and boring. It's emphasis on rhythm means that it is directed at the lower passions. Even when the words are perfectly innocent, this kind of music is worthless, if not downright harmful. As I said, it is the musical equivalent to junk food—all fluff and no substance.
Thanks to Hilary.

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