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motor dot write for drinks wrong bar
cadmium

so, i sez to them, i sez,
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"if philosophy
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is
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the smartest
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way to use writing,
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then classical music --
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             any of the world
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             classical musics --
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India,
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Java,
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Japan,
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European --
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            is the smartest way
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            to use sound."
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and, they kicked me out.
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gotta find a better gay bar.
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[millennia section]
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so, two steel workers and me go into a fern bar,
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and i sez to the bartender, i sez,
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"classical was always a music
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written outside the cheap world of pop um-pa-pa
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polka music of the masses. it only had
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to be a music
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written to find
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the most musical ideas in the music itself.
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it's not for everyone. in fact,
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it takes a pretty high musical IQ
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to be grabbed by it and drawn
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into the dialog of music and consciousness.
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that's why i'm not too concerned
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about not having a lot of public
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exposure
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to classical anymore. someone who's really musical
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will find classical anyway -- the feeble version
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                                        of classical used as film music
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                                        has enough smart musical
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                                        rhetoric to grab
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                                        a genius kid's musical mind.
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and, in fact, some films
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just quote Bach and Schubert and Beethoven
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and even
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mozart
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enough to expose real music
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to anyone who needs it. so, in any case,
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fuck your pop shit."
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the bartender, he's not tender --
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he reaches for this baseball bat and hits my head, and
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16 longhairs and four insane poets,
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and 19 hector berlioz brained
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composition students beat on the bartender
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and it was free drinks,
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but i'm dead up there with leonard bernstein.
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the end.
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17 Jul 17


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