Saturday, January 28, 2006

the materialist position.

if the world is comprised of solid things....that is, things that are real if we can touch them with our hands and bump our toes off them in the dark. things that can be measured, quantified, categorised and predicted and controlled,
then what is music?
music is a thing that eminates from physical things. things that are hit, plucked, bowed, blown into, pressed upon and otherwise physically effected in comfortably scientifically controlable ways...........
so what are the sounds that i hear in my head?
the soaring melodies and inefable tones of unimaginable beauty that roar inwards into my consciousness.
can you not hear them?
can you not feel them?
i thought you could............

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