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Greetings all, and welcome to week 21!

I was reading in Classic Rock magazine this week about the supposed death of music in general and rock music in particular. A comparison was made with the movie industry, which seems to be thriving; however this paragraph from Terry Gilliam made me sit up and think, as it's basically what I've been saying for a while now. "I think Hollywood has achieved everything they've ever dreamed of," he said. "The audience now seems to be very dumb. They're watching the same film again and again.When they go to a movie now, it's almost like hearing a pop song; you know the rhythms, you know when the downbeat is going to come,you know when the explosion is going to come...people cling to what makes them comfortable."

The author of the article puts this down to "plain old fear of change" - and that's where you come in. Are you a risk-taker, or are you one of the many people who'll do their utmost to maintain the status quo and their comfortable, cozy lifestyle?

Answers on a postcard, please - preferably set to music in 4/4 time!

As always, good luck with your writing!

:D :D :D


"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

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Here is a very interesting video on the tension between status quo and risk taker in music.

The whole video is interesting to me but if you want to jump in to where this week's topic comes into play, go to 18:15

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twinkle, twinkle, little song......