(excerpt) "My point isn't to validate "conventional" beauty over "ugly" beauty but simply to wonder about their relationship, about an artistry that can draw upon both esthetics, and a listener who can appreciate both sensibilities, either at different times or in a single sitting/concert. Such musings, of course, can only be an abstract thing, and a concrete case might make everything snap into focus."Send comments to Tim.
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