Disclaimer: Warning: bullshit; Don’t read this.
"Music? What the FUCK is music?"
What is this stuff; Music
Let’s think source
, and destination
. Not necessarily in that order
. Us. We hear
it. We like
it. We make
it. Make what
. Periodic reverberations of our gaseous medium
? More then that… rhythmic
. Coming from: People
. Machines with people on them.
Still... The Fuck?
I mean, I like sequences and repetitions
as much as the next guy
But I *like
What. I hear but I do not see
Why do we like it? Us
, that is. Music
, that was. Music
that is, and the us
that was, rather. What did they do to grow so together? And spare the bullshit
. I want real meaning, real evolutionary
backup. I ask for practicality
. Analytic repeatability and a firm foundation in memetics. On this, the stuff we listen to, and why?
I’ll start it. You finish it.
A thing is good because it provides:
b) Perceived value.
That is, it helps us live
, or protect our fellow humans
(in the applicable order of priority
, of course). Or maybe it just makes us think it does. Deep down ‘dere. (Funny joke
A thing is music. Music provides:
a) Value: Dunno
. Fill in the blanks? Lets check the news. Hm. Does Mozart
make baby big heap
smarter? Help me out here
b) Perceived Value:
Ah. An opportunity for obfuscation. What PRIMAL desires
does music confuse? This pirate
to our instincts
, is it pirate
by instinct or design? Let’s me throw out some theory.
Expand. Refute. Diversify? Simplify.
Float the thesis. Provide antithesis. Reach synthesis.
What’s music again? Ah, yes. Rythym.
We *like* patterns
. Symbolism, Classification. Technique, development and repetition thereof.
These, rather then being INTELLECTUAL
, are IMHFact the core
of human emotionality
The mind is based on symbols; creating, cognizing, and recognizing.
We act based on how we classify things. We eat chips
, or we eat glass
, not because of what they are, but because of classifications
. What could more fundamental be? The monkey inside
sees, hears patterns, and is happy. Positive feedback
But what? Ah, yes. Why? Symbols are nice
. But to be truly, inexorably, 'sweet
', they have to be good
. They have to either BE or BE ASSOCIATED with things that are, well, phun
. Or scary
. Or profound
. Or epiphanatious. So what things does music associate
with? Which mechanisms
does it coldly
, callously compromise
Let’s talk about vocals
, now: If we hear a voice, we’re not alone? Alone is bad? Is it of the opposite sex? Why are musicians
sex symbols? What’s a sex symbol
? Where can I get one? But, anyhoo, The Music
? The Voice
? The voice is singing
, maybe? Can you hear it?
Is it telling you what to do? I don’t know
What about Beat? Pop
. Again with the bing
, the bang
, the boom
What could we associate this with?
? The WOMB
, maybe? Rhythmic. But that rhythmic? Dunno
. Music… The Fuck?
You tell me.
I’m going to stop
. You could cut me down if I’d left you anything to cut. Understand