The Man In The Street

January 27, 2009

I just finished reading Alex Ross’ excellent history of classical music in the 20th Century “The Rest Is Noise”.

It’s a book with many enjoyable anecdotes but I particularly like this one:

“Teacher and student would have long arguments about music’s role in society; once when Wolpe pointed out the window of his Greenwich Village studio and exclaimed that one must write for the man in the street, Feldman looked down and saw to his own ironic delight, Jackson Pollock walking by.”

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2 Responses to “The Man In The Street”

  1. Jem Stone Says:

    Dare I bring up Sid Vicious’ well know views about the man in the street at this point.

  2. nickreynoldsatwork Says:

    You may. But don’t forget the man in the street could be you… or me.


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