First things first… I just got done reading/listening to a chapter about postmodern music in my Masterpieces of Music borebook… and not to judge or anything but these postmodern composers are approximately 37 colors shy of a box of Fruit Loops.
Prime example, there’s this dude named John Cage, who legitimately “composed” a piece entitled 4’33” (pronounced 4 minutes and 33 seconds) wherein the musician comes out onto the stage, instrument in hand, sits down in the middle of the stage and then proceeds to sit in silence for 4 minutes and 33 seconds… and that’s the gist of the whole piece. Essentially it’s supposed to mean that we can find music in any little sound… someone coughing, a truck driving by, etc., etc., etc., nothing is ever really silent and who’s to say that those sounds aren’t music? Um… ME!! I say it! Someone snorting their snot back up into their noggin space because they left their tissues at home isn’t dagnabbed music. Some dude russling in his seat because he’s uncomfortable in the silence… NOT MUSIC! And it’s a legitimate piece because my Masterpieces of Music textbook devoted a whole entire page to the thing. Are they serious right now!?
That said, if no one asked questions and tried new things, we’d be at a standstill as a nation. So, props to that half a fruit loop who decided it was a grand idea to compose a song about nothing. Say… how’s about I write a blog post about nothing… I think that will happen tomorrow. All joking aside, I won’t be posting tomorrow, but you all can pretend I did and read the words floating around in your brain folds. I do it all the time. It’s served me well!
Question of the Day: What’s the weirdest song you’ve heard? Do you like modern art music?
Lucy-Fur sleeping somewhere she shouldn’t be again says… Happy weekend… FATMAS PEOPLE! Work it… all 3 of you left! 😛