Saturday, May 17, 2014
Extraordinary Discourse 173
To me, selected lengths of spoken words captured/recorded is the hot-warm-cool-cold cash of any literature you care to underline.
Man [sic] the planter, man the basket-weaver, and man the pot-maker came in after the Paleolithic man, and we've had thousands of years of the planter. When I mentioned this to John Cage, he said, “You know, that’s very interesting, I spend my life hunting mushrooms. I am not the least bit interested in cultivating them.” This is a curious illustration of the difference between the two kinds of man. The hunter is not concerned with classification or specialism or the processes of cultivation, only with discovery.
Posted by Jack Saturday at 8:28 AM