- Good art is very hard to do.
- Great art is splendooferously hard to do.
- An artistic failure or partial-failure isn't a crime, nor does it necessarily produce uninteresting results.
- Good/great art requires, by definition, a good/great, engaged and knowledgeable audience.
- Any music, e.g., that requires you be a scenester or "club member" in order to fully appreciate its brilliance and/or fiendishly clever intricacies isn't worth bothering with.
- Following on from 5, any music, e.g., that relies too heavily on extra-musical concerns should be treated with suspicion.
- allmusic has it bang-on correct re EJ, 1968-1976.
Thursday, March 15, 2007