Hardly aphorisms. More like ‘I’m too tired to write a proper post.’
As anyone who’s listened to his recordings can confirm, reports of Charlie Parker’s death have been exaggerated.
The general lack of enthusiasm for Haydn goes to show that the lip-service we pay to innovation in music is nothing more than that.
Nobody likes to admit the extent to which any one period in music history exactly resembles every other.
It is high time that two things were established once and for all:
1.) The Beatles‘ pre-eminence in the history of post-WW2 popular music;
2.) The exact nature of what The Beatles were crap at.