[LAU] re Subconscious Affecting Music

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 17:36:33 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 8:43 PM, <fons at kokkinizita.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 06:04:53AM -0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> > Yes, I agree the basic formula for mindless drivel has not changed much
> > over the years. Perhaps that is why we have been dominated by a
> hereditary
> > elite for so long now?
> Unfortunately, much of this thread is mindless drivel as well:
> * Reducing a complex social process to a simplistic conspiration theory.
> * Abusing ill-defined but suggestive terminology from Freudian psychology,
>  ('subconscious', 'mind', etc.) ignoring everything this science as
>  produced over the last 30 or so years.
> And what is this 'hereditary elite' ? The last few kings and kaisers
> that remain here and there ?
> > If we are accepting of this as the status quo then we get what we
> deserve.
> Those who accept it get what they deserve. It's up to you to decide
> if you are included or not.
> Ciao,
> --
> FA

I would just like to point out some (perhaps irrelevant) points:
1. The great western classical tradition which started around Bach (or a few
hundred years earlier depending on how you look at/hear it) suddenly died
around 1900.
Classical music degenerated into varieties of insanities like serialism etc
and pop/rock etc emerged over the next 50 years out of what was earlier
simple folk music.

2. Western music has always used and experimented with varieties of
Equal tempering only took hold in the 20th century ie after 1900 see for

3. The 'greatest' wars that humans have ever fought happened in the 20th
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