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Hear! Hear!

By Ian Nance - posted Thursday, 21 December 2017


Music can have a similar relationship as an original painting or drawing to printed reproductions of that sole piece of artwork, where the inspirational value is diminished by the acute sameness of the multiple copies.

It brings to mind that memorable ballad "Little Boxes" sung by Pete Seeger where he chants "...there's a green one, and a pink one, and a blue one, and a yellow one, and they're all made out of ticky tacky, and they all look just the same."

A lot of recorded music suffers in an aural sense like this to some degree, therefore it may benefit your appreciation of what you're hearing, to listen not only to what is performed, but how it is rendered as well.

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I hope you enjoy a chuckle or two.

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Ian Nance's media career began in radio drama production and news. He took up TV direction of news/current affairs, thence freelance television and film producing, directing and writing. He operated a program and commercial production company, later moving into advertising and marketing.

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