Saaay, you guys have done a heck of a lot of talking about that nasty man Wagner! I think if more than half of a thread is on topic it should be considered On topic! I think this one has more Richard Wagner than others! In length, certainly! :p
I'm with the middle ground types on many things, and here again, I'm on the middle ground on the issue of what honor should be given to bad people who do a few good things, or good people who do a few bad things. In the extreme case, what if Hittler had written some good music? I would have a really hard time listening to it. I think there is a line to be drawn between white and black, good and evil, but that doesn't mean it's easy! I mean, nasty people are just that, nasty. There's a reason we call them nasty people. They make life hard for other people unneccessarily... I guess some of the time part of the grey comes from tits for tats. Anyway. I think Wagner comes down on the ok side of the line, knowing the background and all that... And I do like the music, so we'll put him in the OK column.
I think I'll have to start another thread (my first here! Woo hoo!) for my other Wagner related thoughts.
I will say this dangerous thought that will cause some to cry "Hijack!" even though Richard is involved in it. I absolutely HOWLED when I connected Richard Wagner with the Wagner power roller. (As in pronounce the power roller properly in the context of the thread...) I can't believe you guys didn't comment on painting like the wind to Ride of the Valkeries! (Speak of the devil! It's on b.com now!!! I love those synchronicities! Wait, no, it's night on bald mountain. (just as good as pictures (right? (get my point yet (huh a point!? (a point buried in here!)) nah.) maybenot :p ) Things are STILL flying through the air, so Nyeh!) Some one slipped up by missing this joke for a week, but I don't know who yet! I will get to the bottom of this!
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If only I could fly on my own wings.