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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Conviction

There's a way that Oscar Peterson phrases the beginning of the melody of the tune "Easy Does It" with such utter conviction. It is done with the right hand and is not a complex melody at all--very repetitive. If I could just do that a little bit in some context, in whatever art form I am working in.

I used to not even like OP very much. All those glissandos.  But whatever his excesses of bad taste when he was tasty he was very good.

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