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Thread #57624   Message #912506
Posted By: Sam L
18-Mar-03 - 09:29 AM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Well, I wouldn't even say I don't like songs with a message, it's just not usually what I like about them. I like some songs in languages I don't know, and though I don't have any idea what they mean, I can't help feeling I know what they SHOULD mean. I respect G.B. Shaw's idea that beauty is the bi-product of other activity, it makes more sense to me than to suppose something is good because it's true, or because I agree with it. And often, the more I share the sentiment, the more critical I am, especially with movies, which so often seem cynical, like commercials.

(I'm afraid when I said "maybe sometimes" artists are postal workers I was merely thinking of the painter Rousseau, who was a mailman, and the fact that I work at UPS.)