Wednesday, November 20, 2013

On listening to SXSW on the radio

What should I be listening for?  The emotion behind the words?  An accuracy of pitch?  Tight execution of the song?  Artistic overview?  Should I be watching for a generosity towards the audience?  A centered presence on stage?  In short, am I looking for kinship or for some inner aesthetic pleasure when I listen to a band or watch some performance?  Perhaps this is the question for all of my day: what do I recognize, what do I seek, what do I find?

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