Friday, October 14, 2011
Jazz isn't music
So I was reading a book the other day and on the back it mentioned other books coming out soon.
One was titled: Jazz Isn't Music
I have no idea what the book is about. Though I'm guessing it's probably about Jazz.
We all want to pretend that we like Jazz.
"Oh, look at me! I like Jazz!"
You don't like Jazz.
You lying to yourself.
Jazz is "cool" so you have to like it.
"Look at me! I'm a hipster! Me and Miles Davis!"
Get over it.
Nothing worse than a long instrumental by some New Orleans hack.
Sing you idiot!
"Oh, but Jazz conveys a steaming hot night. A mood. A romance."
How many Jazz songs on your i-Pod?
How many Jazz records or CDs do you own?
Last Jazz concert you went to?
Who is #1 on the Jazz charts?
So stop pretending. Stop wearing your pork pie hat. Your fancy clothes.
(Tomorrow we will discuss why The Blues are awesome.)