Please come with me ladies and gentleman. I ask you to join my little rant. Here we go.
The main focus of this little thing is who decides what is a classic writing, piece of art, or music? I have never been sure of this as I read, look at or listen to whatever I enjoy. I use all of these as a means to escape the daily life and usually combine all three of these to do so. I need to or I may go mad. I kid you not.
Recently I have learn that the materials that I use to do this are “crap”. Well they helped me escape and I, for the most part, enjoyed them. I do not care if it is properly painted, written or composed as per teachings in the academic world. Actually I will say this, I truly believe most of the artists involved are trying to entertain us and not make us dissect their works also. I know I am not a fan when people try to do it with mine. This has led to many disagreements actually.
Now with everything I have said so far, do I think that there are good works and bad works? Absolutely. Do I believe people would disagree with me? I hope so. I would hate to believe that we all think the same.
I will put it this way. I like KISS, Steve Earle and classical music, especially with string instruments. I like Stephen King, John Saul and Robert William Service. I believe photography art is wicked. I do not understand what made Mona Lisa so famous. That is just me.
I wonder how much we are missing because of guidelines that are given to us today. Then I think, the originals of any genre of art did not have guidelines at all and made them up. Hmmm. Think about that for a second.
Now this I do know, without perfect escape some people will go mad and do stupid things. So let us take that away from them because they consider it good, yet we do not.
I should take the time to point out that I am a reviewer of book and music on a website. I would like to also point out that even if I do not like something I will ask you to go see for yourself.
Now to wrap up this rant I will say this. If a person is about to jump off a bridge but right before that hears or reads something that they relate too by someone else who has felt the same way and decide not too jump because another out there understands, who am I to say it is crap.
December 21, 2011
© Andrew Scott – Just a Maritime Boy 2011