Technique and Aesthetics (fragment)

Technique and aesthetics are, of course, intimately intertwined, but they are not the same; they are not synonymous.  This concept was widely known a few decades ago but is lost on many current folks.  The confusion creates seemingly endless and unresolvable misunderstanding. ..like so much else that will not be boiled down to the simple and shallow terms people are trained by the surrounding culture to think in.

However, many people know the distinction on an inarticulate level…creating more confusion because they have something to say but can’t say it…again, like so much else — most? — that passes for “discussion”.  Education is greatly needed.  (I’m afraid education and information retrieval are also not synonymous.)

Blog notes

I really want to start writing more on this blog, but I’m not finding the time.  I hope to contribute more analysis and commentary in the future.

In the meantime, imagine you are walking past 2 McDonald Road and you hear music…Perhaps you will stop and listen…

Blog notes

I just began this music blog.  I have another blog at onemcdonaldroad that was originally intended to contain about half art and half music posts.  It wasn’t working as intended, so I decided to start this one.

Most of my life, music has been a primary interest.  I’ve always been interested in visual art, but only recently have I begun exploring it in depth…and it is a lot of fun.  Nevertheless, I grew up with music and it has always been a major part of my life and always will be.

Those who expect me to focus on one genre of music will be disappointed.  I love classical , but I am intensely interested all music, and I hope I will never stop discovering what is exciting in all kinds of music.  For example, I admit I wasn’t well-acquainted with “fusion” as a genre until recently.  But through certain circumstances I discovered the music of Renaud Louis-Servais, and it opened up a new field of discovery and appreciation.  That’s pretty much how I operate.  I am in this world for a limited time.  I want to discover and appreciate what is good in it with as few prejudices as possible blocking my appreciation.

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