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Romy the Cat


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Very interesting
Tonight, it might be a very interesting event in Boston. It will be broadcasted life over local FM and internet. It will be some kind of concerto for electric bass and orchestra. I do not know the music they will be playing but I am curios. I do not Victor Wooten, the soloist but he sounds very nice in the interview below. I wish they did not stress the “black” component of the story from both sides but it is what it is. Can somebody predict what the music will be all about?




"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Paul S
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Popular Fare
The Culture Wars are On, and many performance and visual arts venues are working harder than ever to include more popular, and even local, "diverse" music and arts. Wifey and I went to a retrospective for an artist friend who recently passed, and a living collaborator of our friend included electrically-enhanced music and "modern" dance in the opening. We enjoyed it. I like to think I am not a snob regarding "established classical music" vs. contemporary music; but I like what I like. I have not heard electric bass effectively integrated into classical music, nor "Golden Age" jazz, nor even some old blues, for that matter.  But plenty of music I've listened to over the year has made very effective use of the electric bass. And more power to all striving artists. Think of what Clement Greenberg did to/for the visual arts. More and more Boards, and educated curators and "critics" are taking "cultural" matters into their own hands. 

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Paul S
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NEA
I might have added that i've run a couple of arts 501 3c organizations. Private donors are not the only ones who attatch strings to grants. The NEA is the top of the arts food chain, and people who run the arts organizations are always trying to stay in "relevant". Times change to the extent that tastes change, and arts organizations are like a flock of starlings, zipping and swirling around together in the air, after those grants.


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