>But reading/knowing/whateverAlan wrote:
>about the man and his ideas helps give the music meaning. Especially
>as obtuse as Tommy.
"Obscure", yes. "Abstruse", yes. "Obtuse"???Webster's: "Lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility."
Tommy is one of my favorite works of art. I love entering the
created by the Overture. But I have a hard time coming up with a clear
plot synopsis. I have a synopsis in my head, but the lyrics don't quite add
up. It's like a dream; I know what it's about, but when I try to tell someone
about the events of my dream, I find loopholes in time and logic.
Abstruse may be a better word, but I'm not sure. I think maybe
is both abstruse and obtuse. But it's just semantics, and I hope my original
point (that understanding the man helps you understand the music) is clear.
Long Live Rock!!!