[PD] Am I alone?
ailo.at at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 05:15:55 CET 2011
On 03/21/2011 11:47 PM, Matt Barber wrote:
> My apologies for that remark -- it's not quite how I meant it. I did
> not mean this particular discussion or anything anyone here said. What
> I mean is that the broad "what is music" discussion overall tends to
> annoy me and make me sad, sick at heart, etc. In fact it's one that I
> quite enjoy when the parties are discussing responsibly and in good
> faith. I suppose I feel the same way about the "is there a god" or
> "what is god" question -- it can be a fun and sometimes even fruitful
> discussion, but most often there is astonishingly little new territory
> to cover, many reasons for nasty partisan disputes and so forth. I
> guess I've had too many "potentially distasteful" conversations turn
> to actually distasteful ones, so "the discussion" (in the broad sense)
> feels distasteful to me. Nothing any of you have said have made me sad
That makes me feel better.
I suppose this is a subject that doesn't necessarily belong on this list
and most answers on this thread give away the reluctance to discuss it.
I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing.
Anyway, starts to feel like swimming upstream :).
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