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Women composers - genius is gender blind

Women composers: genius is gender blind – and so should we be

#MN officials confirm 5 Legionnaires' disease cases in Hopkins - Minnesota Public Radio News: MN officials confirm 5 Legionnaires' disease…

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Very few composers have philosophical gifts, and fewer still attempt to justify their music in philosophical terms. But it is precisely the absence of philosophical reflection that has led to the invasion of the musical arena by half-baked ideas. Without the firm foundations provided by a live culture of music-making, philosophy is the only guide that we have; and when good philosophy is absent, bad philosophy steps in to the gap.

Very few composers have philosophical gifts, and fewer still attempt to justify their music in philosophical terms. But it is precisely the absence of philosophical reflection that has led to the invasion of the musical arena by half-baked ideas. Without the firm foundations provided by a live culture of music-making, philosophy is the only guide that we have; and when good philosophy is absent, bad philosophy steps in to the gap.

Jack Ely’s incomprehensible vocal on the Kingsmen’s recording of “Louie Louie” spawned an F.B.I. obscenity investigation, and turned the song into a subversive rock-and-roll anthem.

Is This the Dirtiest Song of the Sixties?

Jack Ely’s incomprehensible vocal on the Kingsmen’s recording of “Louie Louie” spawned an F.B.I. obscenity investigation, and turned the song into a subversive rock-and-roll anthem.

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