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Re: [F_MINOR] OT John Cage still going

Well, for those who thought Cage's passing would be An End To It, he is
clearly having the Last Laugh, and unless some of us cook up some equally
lengthy posthumous projects, he will be Last Laughing until 2640.

So much of Cage reminds me of that amazing suit of clothes the emperor wore
in the parade. Only low, uneducated, base, crude, unsophisticated, vulgar
people thought his imperial majesty was butt nekkid. People of taste,
education, refinement and high culture saw instantly that these were
gorgeous, exquisite vestments.

So ... does this seem like a worthwhile project?

[ ] Yes, this is just amazing, remarkable, a profoundly important creative
and philosophical achievement.

[ ] No! This guy was a cheesy scam artist, and the people cranking this
thing out need to get a life.

Vote, and pidgeonhole yourself instantly and for the next six centuries.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nessie Russell" <nessierussell@YAHOO.CA>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 2:02 PM
Subject: [F_MINOR] OT John Cage still going

> I have admitted to liking some of John Cage's work.
> This is too deep for me.  I have to wonder if
> sometimes people look for a meaning which is not
> there.
> Does this seem like a worthwhile project to anyone?
> > Entertainment - AP Music
> > World's Longest Concert Adds Two Notes
> >
> >
> > By MATT SURMAN, Associated Press Writer
> >
> > BERLIN - In an abandoned church in the German town
> > of Halberstadt, the
> > world's longest concert was coming two notes closer
> > to its end Monday:
> > Three years down, 636 to go.
> >
> > The addition of an E and E-sharp complement the
> > G-sharp, B and G-sharp
> > that have been playing since February 2003 in
> > composer John Cage's
> > "Organ2/ASLSP" - or "Organ squared/As slow as
> > possible."


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