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The only interesting part (if there was one) was that yesterday I saw a movie in which the characters were doomed because they were just too dammed dumb to figure it out, and today I saw one that basically said that you can figure it out if you think it out. Oooooooweeeeeeoooooo. It's The Twilight Zone all over again.
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Ever notice how agenda driven music basically sucks? By "agenda driven music" I mean school songs, many hymns, most national anthems and a goodly portion of the stuff written for musicals. It's stuff written because someone thinks there ought to be song about this or that, not because they are actually inspired to write a song. In the case of anthems and hymns, the song ends up being a demonstration of their fealty to their sense of fealty, a song about how they think they should feel. In the case of musicals, the song is a time waster to drive home a story point that has already been made. Yeah, there've been some decent ones, but mostly we're talking filler here. Like eight out of the ten songs on most albums. There again, a song was needed to occupy time and space, so they wrote a song. Some might argue that a lot of the really great classical music was/is liturgical. I would argue right back that folks like Bach and Vivaldi and Monteverdi were often hired to write liturgical pieces and that as often as not, when they had a commission due, they would trot out something they had been working on for a while and hang a liturgical label on it, "OK. There's a Requiem for you. You need a Gloria? Let's see what I have stashed in the old harpsichord bench here."
That's a pointless rave, I know. And not a new one, either. I just needed to do something for ten more minutes--filler, as it were.