Friday, February 15, 2008

Finding common strings in ideas that appeal to me.

The following lyricists, idealists, geniuses have something in common that really gets me:

Randy Newman
Steely Dan
Noam Chomsky
Pat Condell

I think there are common strings here: Wryness, irony, artistic sarcasm, misunderstood or unpopular genius.

I love unrecognized or unpopular genius. I can sniff it out everywhere I go. As Sean Bedlam says "I swim in an ocean of unoriginality" and that's where there are island resorts like Randy Newman, but they are all still only visited by a very small percentage of desperately loyal and adoring fanatics. The other 95% of people could just as well pass it by and not see it.

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