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chet w Methodologies (71* d) RE: Methodologies 20 Feb 98

I just remembered a great line from Thelonious Monk while writing on another thread. He once said, I think in response to some critics, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." He was a great artist, very quotable, and interestingly enough was the biggest-selling artist Columbia Records had before John Hammond the first discovered Bob (Zimmerman) Dylan. He also "discovered" Billie Holliday and Bruce Springsteen, and his son, the current John Hammond, is one of the finest artists and scholars on the blues of our time. If you happen to be a blues fan, look for the younger Hammond's documentary called "Searching for Robert Johnson". Then get a record and listen to the boy play. He reveres his roots, but his artistry, even when playing a Robert Johnson song, is his own. I guess that's sort of what I'm trying to promote.

Enjoying the discussion, Chet W.

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