could we just kill bach already?
[Sorry about that Bach.]
Okay here is the Bach thing.
Bach was a very talented guy. But he was a very clockwork guy. A very by the numbers guy. Everything he did was about machination.
There is not a lot of passion in machination. It is like Piccasso. It is perspective. Which is all very interesting but I do not think many people grab that clock on the mantel and declare everlasting love.
[Well I hope.]
The absolutely most beautiful instrument I have ever heard in my life was a cello. Played by someone who could really play a cello. Who knew the cello is not an instrument to be sawed at. Or [oh the horror] plucked. [What is up with that plucking thing?] The cello is, when you play it right, your body. Your voice. And in that moment, damn I am blanking for a better word — cellestial.
I went looking on youtube for an example of what I am talking about.
Know what I found? 5,000 people sawing strings doing “Bach.”
*the irony of me bitching about sawing strings when i do not play at all is not lost on me