Thursday, July 20, 2017

I Checked, Simps Really Did Say That

Actually, there's a dishwater dull Eastern European guy who writes unlistenable academic bullshit for classical guitar [that would be Dusan Bodagnovic, probably the most respected living composer for the instrument, a guy who has played and jammed with people like Charlie Haden and Anthony Cox]  that he [that would be me] adores who's still with us.

Yeah, apparently this is the kind of thing Simps means when he says "unlistenable academic bullshit".



And this:


And this:



I would guess that a rational person might say Dusan Bodganovic was "an academic composer" because of the fact that just about any university music department in the world would probably kill to have him on its faculty. I suspect any of the same would kill to keep Simps off of theirs. 

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  1. Well, it doesn't have a backbeat, Simels can't use it.

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    1. I think someone in the Village Voice used the word "academic" as an invective in something Simps read and it filled in the tiny little slot in his mind for bad things to say about music.

      I've learned a lot about people who think they think but are only rearranging their prejudices from reading blog and other comments, many of those from the "Brain Trust" run by Duncan Black. The insights as to how the left went wrong have been very important to my deeper understanding of what needs to be done to stop the decline.

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  2. I've forgotten more about classical music than you ever knew. Hell, I've forgotten more about ALL forms of music than you ever knew.Putz.

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    1. Now, see, everyone, here's an example of raging senile dementia of the self-aggrandizing Trumpian variety that I publish only as an example of the mental illness that I otherwise refrain from publishing.

      Um. Simps, I've got a graduate degree in classical music. No, you don't.

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    2. And I am Marie of Romania.

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    3. Adding: if you knew that much about music, you wouldn't call it "classical music."

      And you'd know why.

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