Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Roots of Music (according to Binky)
My teacher in River Forest IL, Shelly Yoelin, had a page from an old 1920's book showing the "development of music," growing ever more sophisticated in a classical vein. A road led to a castle representing the highest and best music of all. Jazz was represented as "the slough of despond" into which one fell if one left the classical road.
You will note that bagpipes are described as descended from pig squealing, and heavy metal from temper tantrums and venereal diseases. How does Groening know all this stuff??