Saturday, October 22, 2011

The "Natural Flow of Music"

I just saw this post at Instapundit. Apparently the group drumming has been causing tensions among the Occupy Wall Street folks. As one drummer said,
“They’re imposing a structure on the natural flow of music.”
What a horrible thought! Structure! Imposed! On music! Dude, music IS structure, imposed on sounds, in time. Or even, if you believe John Cage, on silence. After several hours of drumming every day, I would be looking for another social movement to join! One without drumming...

But the mention of a percussion tax got me thinking. Do you suppose that we could figure out a way to tax anyone who blasts out bad music from loudspeakers in a public place? No? But wouldn't it be nice? It might be safe to enter a mall again.

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