Re: language: a plea for tolerance!

Eric Crump (wleric@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Tue, 22 Oct 1996 11:47:00 -0500

Daniel noted:
>sparking/inspiring/catapulting us. we might take some fire from the
>Hardcore Punk movement of the late late seventies and the early early
>eighties... their history and their present set them ablaze, the result
>being that they, mere kids, were major innovators of 20th century
>music, though, tragically, they so seldom, if ever, get that kind of
>credit/respect. this is largely because the academy and consrvatories
>are myopic and even blind too often...

Giving me an opportunity to refer y'all to a great piece on the subject of
music as a kind of barometer of relations to power (or something like
that): Geoff Sirc's talk at the Conference on College Composition and
Communication last year. "Never Mind the Tagmemics, Where's the Sex
Pistols? or,
'Welcome to the furthest place from the center of the conference'" (ok, I
added the subtitle, borrowed from Geoff's opening comment. As it happened,
the session, "The Disappearance of the Radical at CCCC" was placed in an
old & remote part of the convention center, making it the furthest place
from the center of the conference in several senses :)

There's an empty HyperNews forum at the end of the text. Might be a good
place for some of us to repair to follow this tangent for a bit.

--Eric Crump

Eric Crump, University of Missouri-Columbia Learning Center &
"The best students always are flunking. Every good teacher knows that."
--Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance