Re: Re[2]: Techno, ahem, Electronic Music
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 01:02:10 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-01-13 15:39:58 EST, you write:

<< But that's all I was saying, really. I was responding to what looked to
me like a dissing of techno based on ignorance of those 'roots'. Nobody
needs to take drugs for anything, but if you want to really understand
techno, you have to have 'been there' at least once; then the 'gestalt' of
the music is unlocked to you, and you can listen to it straight quite
happily and still get it. Without that experience, a critique of techno
is like somebody colour blind critiquing Van Gogh: they'll understand
the form, light, and line, but not the colour.

Now come on, george, that is such a total denial of other people's reality, i
am saddened to hear it - chemicals don't eqaute to the sense of sight, and
Van Gogh
Painted drunk on absinth, you better say "without absynth" you cant judge his