“My heart won’t let my feet do things that they should do”
“THE fall concert season has begun at music halls around the world, and audiences are again sitting in rapt attention with their hands folded quietly in their laps. Does anyone besides me find this odd?” – Daniel Levitin in the NY Times
I’m so pleased to see this article. I’m a terrible middle-class white kid – i just don’t understand all this “civilized” entertainment. I never have, and i really don’t have any interest in aquiring that taste. Music is for movement, for dancing! But if dancing’s not your thing, i kind of understand. What i don’t understand is how anyone could listen to music they enjoy without some kind of physical reaction – a sway, a head bop, foot tapping, just something.
Well, i can appreciate orchestral concerts a little bit – as visual performance art. There is something really fascinating about watching the synchronized motions like a human machine, but it puts me completely on edge to listen to them in that environment.
“I Won’t Dance” – Frank Sinatra