10 April, 2022

Eastern Music vs. Western Music

Posted by Socrates in East vs. West, Eastern culture, music, rock music, Western civilization, Western culture, Western decline, Western philosophy at 6:00 pm | Permanent Link

Seen: “The Monterey Pop Festival” (film), 1967, which basically amounted to one big, long rock concert, but which included a sitar solo (a sitar is like an Indian guitar). The hippies in the audience seemed to dig it, man! “Groovy! Far out! Pass the L-25, dude! Is that purple fur on the balcony?”

What kind of a freak do you have to be to enjoy the thin, tinny sound of the sitar? It sounds like there’s an insect stuck in your ear: “doctor, I think I have a cricket living in my ear!”

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