Homage To Derek Bailey

Discussion in 'Other Hobbies, Interests & non Photography Related' started by Rob MacKillop, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    You'll all be humming these tunes in your sleep...

     
  2. Pete Askew

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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Haha. You love it, really...
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Actually, I really liked the piece with the 'prepared' guitar and the following (last) piece. The first of those reminded me of early Pink Floyd!
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Ah, Syd Barret was an early hero. Happy to see his influence finally break through.

    We had a family discussion recently about how people are happy to accept radical experimentation in art (not just painting) but not so much in music. I wondered if it was because music takes longer to make its statement, so needs sustained attention. Ah well, it's all fun.
     
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  6. Pete Askew

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    It might also be that many of the visual arts are more passive (and so easier to ignore if you don't like them) and also it is easier for elements of them to 'drift' into the mainstream than for music.
     
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  7. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Great video Rob!
    My wife and I, being obsessive music lovers, once went to see a performance by Mr. Bailey, it would have been the late 1990s or thereabouts.
    Now, I love all sorts of music and some of it is what has been described as 'difficult' - I have been known to do the washing up to the soundtrack of Trout Mask Replica or The Mothers' 'Son of Monster Magnet'. But this was the first and, so far, only time that I have ever walked out of a performance by anyone. Many (actually...most) people left before we did, so you can't say we didn't give it a chance!
    Now, however, I do actually rather regret having done so, but it was pretty tough going with rather more tapping on the body and such-like than playing conventionally. I noted with a reminiscent smile to myself that your video shows a bit of the plinking the strings in the area behind the bridge, which he seemed quite keen on doing!
     
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  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Good post, Chris. I love Trout Mask Replica, one of the greatest albums of all time! As for Mr Bailey, he was good when he was good, bad when he was bad, like normal musicians, so maybe you had reason to walk out.
     
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