Started by drone on, February 14, 2012, 10:09:42 AM
Quote from: mgriffin on October 04, 2012, 08:24:22 AMIt doesn't necessarily follow that the artist is WRONG to say, "Hmmmm... your favorite is not my own favorite."
Quote from: Bill Binkelman on October 03, 2012, 09:25:03 PMTo reply to a compliment of Rainforest as Rich did makes me feel like somehow I am ignorant or "missing something" if I still like it. Do I think some of his work since then is good? Yes. But I still think Rainforest is one of his best - if not my FAVORITE disc of his. When the artist gives the impression that it was less than his best work, as I think can be inferred from his comment, I feel...well...icky.
Quote from: judd stephens on October 04, 2012, 10:23:48 AMI'm at your freakin' concert so I must still highly value your work damn it! >:( ;)
Quote from: judd stephens on October 04, 2012, 10:40:55 AMJesse was my first big celebrity so I don't know why I bombed so much the 2nd time with Mr. Rich .
Quote from: ffcal on October 04, 2012, 01:10:04 PMI'm glad you clarified your position. The reason I thought you were second-guessing Robert's opinion of his own work is that you stated that "the ultimate appraisal of an artist's work should be made by the audience, not the artist." I couldn't disagree more with this statement. If this were the case, then chart position would be the equivalent of aesthetic merit---which really begs the question.Forrest
Quote from: mgriffin on October 04, 2012, 08:24:22 AMSo then... it's OK that Julio comes up to Robert and, intending to offer a compliment, asserts that Rainforest is a favorite... but it's not OK that Robert replies by asserting that he himself thinks he's done better work later on, and hopes that lower-profile work wont be ignored?
Quote from: APK on October 04, 2012, 01:22:15 PMThis is a fascinating topic. In academia the drift has been towards the audience, not the artist, and towards the autonomy of the artwork ... meaning the artwork once let loose (released in the case of music) is on its own, and has its own history within a community. The original artist is just another member of the audience for the work, and is not necessarily the most perceptive of its virtues or place in the genre. And later the artist dies, but the work continues on its way ... speaking anew to new audiences.
Quote from: drone on on October 04, 2012, 10:42:40 AMI hate all of doombient's stuff, early or otherwise! ;D