May 12, 2009

Thought for the Day

The electric guitar is the instrument of modern hubris. It articulates the inarticulate. It supplies a soundtrack for modern Cains and Calibans. The older men may be right. It is not respectable, it is not right... For the electric guitar is an uncivilised instrument, the instrument of primitive release. Guitarists are admired because they cannot write or speak: they play. Hysterically, violently, they play, twisting their revolutionary anger - such as it is - into streams of pure Schopenhauerian will.

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 12, 2009 07:35 PM | TrackBack


"It was a phenomenom of the ‘50s. I don’t know if it had something to do with the atom bomb or Sputnik or what. I just think people were thinking really big. Electric guitar came to life in the ‘50s. It was just like dynamite in the hands of these players who were mainly teenagers. They were capturing electricity, making this music out of it."

Poison Ivy.

Posted by: Lexington Green at May 12, 2009 07:43 PM

Um....what ? Wait, let me find my dictionary. Ok now I get it.


Posted by: Brian at May 13, 2009 07:02 PM
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