I don't know who Michael Karman is, but his recent article on John Cage is exactly the kind of tripe that annoys people. Yet it's not Cage they're annoyed about - we can all take him or leave him - but rather people like Mr Karman who set him up as some kind of visionary genius, merely for stating the 'bleeding obvious' (and making a pot of money out of it).
Every day I sit through one 4'33 after another, each of which I composed literally effortlessly. If only I had Cage's connections, I too would be recognised as a musical guru.
Music is called music for a reason, Mr K - it's got music in it.
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