Monday, March 16, 2009

The art of flaming ...

Catching up on posts in a jazz guitar group ... someone commented on the late Tal Farlow, taking a rather critical view of his playing. This naturally led to tons of flaming of the poster, and other guitarists.
I've never understood the need so many people have to take issue of music they don't like -- it's not enough to say you don't like it -- it's got to be that anyone who does like it is ignorant and stupid...
I remember in the 1980s when I realized the grocery store's Muzak system was playing Wes Montgomery and Chuck Mangione -- is there a worse insult to music than to be labeled as Muzak -- yet, here was Muzak playing Wes Montgomery's soulful tunes.
There's no time left to enjoy whatever you like, if you're too busy putting down something you don't.

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