Re: M. A. N.
Ian Pace <ian <at> ianpace.com>
2006-02-01 00:57:04 GMT
From: "mIEKAL aND" <dtv <at> mwt.net>
> Yeah, Rod, there's some very "astute" journalism about Cage therein:
> John Cage- Known as "the father of noise" to his devoted followers,
> ironically this post-modern "composer"'s most well know work is
> titled 4"33', which was nothing more than four minutes and thirty
> three seconds of silence! While this may seem like it
> would be pleasant to listen to, compared with most of the sonic
> garbage of his offspring, who could consider it to be music, much
> less by a Composer? A more
> careful look into the title reveals something interesting: there are
> four hundred and thirty three active ingredients in the drug
> marijuana. (the phrase 420, used by many pot heads, was based on a
> study of the drug before the Harrison Drug Act of 1916, in
> which only four hundred twenty active ingredients were found. Later,
> 13 more were discovered). Cage was also an avid mushroom collector,
> coincidentally psychedelic mushrooms are another popular escape for
> drug users! Ironically, Cage's life can be used as a potent object
> lesson for the escapist noise fan, he died of a drug overdose, and
> his life, turned out, to be a Cage.
Now where on earth did she get the 'death by drug overdose' story from?
I reckon being listed on M.A.N. is probably a good sign that something is
worth hearing - certainly their list of prime offenders so far is a pretty
impressive list. :)
Indirectly, this site seems to have been able to link Cage to suicide
bombing! Read the following, from the 'Stories from Parents':
'Which touches on my main problem with noise music, it is this idea of
'anything goes.' When anything goes what is there left to do? If you can do
anything you want than why do anything at all or why not do everything? If
it's alright to attach a bunch of fireworks to your body and set them off in
your backyard during the dryest part of summer then why isn't it alright to
attach a bunch of bombs to your body and set them off in the mall?'
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