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Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:23:01 -0400

Hi James,

> When you are a 'grandfather' you will know the answer because the 'good' 
> stuff of today will still be around or known and the 'bad' stuff will not (or 
> rather it will be 'somewhere' but everyone will have forgotten about it).

Yes, the Sieve of Time is a powerful arbiter of taste.  =)

> We are exposed to more good and bad stuff than ever before.

Agreed. And I think this increased exposure is a good thing, in and of itself.

> That's not to say that I think that all the classical literature (for 
> example) that is still available and didn't die and disappear after its first 
> publication, is 'good' but I do believe it is 'probably, more than likely' 
> better than the stuff that didn't survive or is no longer available.

There must be examples in both directions, of course: "bad stuff" surviving 
(even thriving!), and "good stuff" disappearing.


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