[LAU] re Subconscious Affecting Music

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Sep 10 05:44:05 UTC 2010

Ken Restivo wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 08:52:57PM -1000, david wrote:
>> Brent Busby wrote:
>>>> If the current system of complete bombardment and brainwashing
>>>> is allowed to continue unchecked we are all complicit in the
>>>> results.
>>> I don't mean to be offensive, but that does sound an awful lot
>>> like what parents were saying when Elvis came out.  :)
>> I studied and played ragtime quite a bit. That was the "popular
>> music" my grandmother loved when she was young. One time when I was
>> playing some ragtime at her house, she came over and said, "Oh,
>> you're playing that dirty ragtime music." That was what her parents
>> had said about ragtime when it was popular!
> Yes, wasn't it the music of whorehouses? The piano player would sit
> there in the parlor, striding away, while the gentlemen were waiting
> for appointments or flirting with the ladies.

Ragtime was always dance music. Not so much whorehouses as bars and 
clubs. Black in the beginning until musicians noticed that white folk 
would pay for it! ;-)

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