There were a lot of interesting comments on the vulgar/abstract lyrics thread and the Neitzsche discussion.
Here’s what I took away from all of that:
- Sometimes people wish to consume ‘information’.
- Other times people wish to consume non-information in the form of ‘artistic ideas’ which convey expressions of emotions, fantasy, feelings etc…
But many people watch reality TV competitions that we damn well know are reenacted and staged because the U.S. consumer market is obsessed with phony drama masquerading as ‘reality’. Being entertained (or amused) supersedes being informed.
Lets assume information can be false to such a degree that we declassified it as information and recategorized as satire fiction. The question: does it work the other way around? Is it possible in for a song (a collection of sounds and silences) to be so far from an expression of anything that it’s arguably NOT A SONG?
I’m not asking about ‘bad’ or ‘sucky’ music. Lets just grant that all sucky music that was created with the intention of being music shall be considered music for the purpose of this thread. I was thinking about the point at which we it would be ad-hoc to even consider a collection of sounds and silence to be music in the first place. Does the ‘validity’ of a song rest completely on the creators intent for it to be one?