Monday, February 13, 2006

Mr Cogito Watches Luciano Pavarotti Help Open The Turin, Italy Winter Olympic Games And Then Goes Out And Buys A Feulliton

"ANDREA BOCELLI has come under fire from his rival VITTORIO GRIGOLO, after the blind tenor slammed modern music's lack of creativity.

The 47-year-old believes the music industry needs to return to classical values if music is to survive what he perceives as a dangerous slump in originality.

Bocelli says, "In my view we're experiencing a serious crisis in creativity. Millions of songs have been written, and at the end of the day there are only seven notes.

"Why should we insist on recording new music when it lacks true inspiration, that fundamental honesty which is the only thing that can touch people's hearts? It's much, much better to focus our attention on a repertoire that young people don't know and older people have forgotten.

"A repertoire which has made entire generations dream all over the world. It's better to dedicate oneself to these great melodies."

But 28-year-old Grigolo believes Bocelli's musical judgement has become clouded, and insists current pop music is just as valid as classic compositions. ..."

Source: "Bocelli Under Fire For Musical Criticism"

Jeff Koons and model/mistress/wife/Italian politician. Mr Koons is one of the "art world stars" whose large ceramic sculpture of singer Michael Jackson and pet monkey is currently prominently and centrally featured in the fifth floor lobby of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Photo credit: © Copyright Dani 2002 Sva prava zadržana [Nezavisni News On-line (in Serbo-Croatian)]. With thanks.


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