Wouldn't it be wonderful if our opinions and tastes were driven and formed by true and logical internal impulses rather than the desire to appear a certain way to others? I have begun to distrust the opinions of many because of their obvious wishes to appear sophisticated, intellectual, or in a more vernacular vein, "cool." Perhaps the old adage about keeping one's opinions to one's self has less to do with not wanting to hear what others have to say and more to do with simply not trusting others to deliver their opinions for the right reasons.
Perhaps this explains my irritation with endless discussions of which composers someone likes or dislikes, or the delusion that lists of "interests" truly tell anything about the person who compiled them.
Or perhaps I'm simply sleepy.
Trumpet Sonata Recording by Thomas Pfotenhauer and Vincent Fuh - I knew something *about* this recording, but I had no idea what the timeframe for it was, so when the envelope that held it showed up in my postal mailbo...
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