Oh, also - I think it's incredibly dangerous to suggest that music always has to be 'contemporary'. Sometimes things take a lot longer than we expect to sink in. Schnittke's getting a smidge of recognition at the moment, but he's by no means where the lesser composer (to my mind) Shostakovich is in the public perception, and they've both been dead a long time.
Message boards are the last vestige of the spent masturbator, still intent on wasting time in some neg-heroic fashion. Be damned all who sail here.
Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Last time I was in Chicago I spent an hour in a Nazi submarine with a banjo player.