April 18, 2007
Well said, Bernard!
I was reading an interview with Powderfinger from last weekend's Australian about their new album, Lost and Running, this morning, and there's this quote in it from Bernard Fanning (he was talking about writing his solo album, Tea and Symphony):
Isn't that why people become songwriters? Because they are socially inept? Emotionally retarded?
Absolutely spot on, Bernie! Couldn't agree more. In fact, I'd extend it to all forms of art. In keeping with my earlier quote about art and language, I think this is probably the case because of the limitations of linguistic expression ... there are some things that words simply can't say, no matter how much a person might want to.
But, then, it's the people who are less willing to use verbal communication who are more likely to artistic expression ...
Can't wait to hear what kind of expressions Powderfinger's Lost and Running contains!Posted by Hughie at April 18, 2007 9:03 AM