Tag Archives: Emotion

Do You Feel?

Artists ask just one thing of you: that when experiencing their art, you feel something. An artist’s role, in society, is nothing if not to elicit emotional responses from their audiences. Failing to feel anything at all – indifference – … Continue reading

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In Praise of Things You Don’t Like

Artists, as aesthetes, tend to surround themselves with things they like.  Part of their aesthetic is about what they select and what they discard.  Ordinary people do this in their everyday lives, too.  The totality of their comfortable existence is … Continue reading

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Have You Noticed?

So many human interactions are enhanced by paying attention.  Indeed, the opposite is also true.  A human interaction can be rendered utterly worthless, bereft of content and destroyed forever, if you don’t pay attention. I’m increasingly of the opinion that … Continue reading

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The Inflexion Point

John Lennon, it turns out, was right.  We live in a pathocracy.  The gospel, according to John Lennon, goes like this:  “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.  I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal … Continue reading

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The Dawn of Yawn

I must be getting old, crusty and cranky.  With apologies to my composer and sound library friends, there is something that is getting my goat. For those artists that don’t work in audio, in the sound design community, there are … Continue reading

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An Explanation for the Guitar Face

It’s a subject of quiet tittering and amusement.  When guitar players play their solos, they contort and twist their faces, gurning in unconscious ways, so that they look, frankly, ridiculous.  What is it about playing music that connects to the … Continue reading

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