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