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Friday, March 28, 2003
 

Marshall Bowden comments on when jazz musicians attack critics or "Dance of the Infidels"

wherein Bowden regards the duties of the critic rather more seriously than any of the people he here references while explaining how it is musicians go ballistic and the variety of critical experience:

"It may not make them stupid, but neither does it qualify them to review these works in publications that purport to offer critical analysis. In any case, it would appear that college students are no longer required to study the arts, writing, or critical analysis. And why should they? It’s much easier, and probably more lucrative to just get out there and say the first thing that pops into your head, like Simon Cowell on American Idol."

As Bowden is trying to elevate the conversation, I can give him credit.
 




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