<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shostakovich:<BR><STRONG> <BR>Also, labels are a great convenience, but they are dehumanizing. If you live up to what you think A LABEL MEANS, you are in a straight-jacket. If you don't, the label is unfair. Worst of all, a label means different things to different people. Damn that convenience, though. Labels have a lot of appeal to those of us who are lazy thinkers. I'm guilty of that, myself. I've decided what the label "Classical Music" should mean, and the straight jacket fits fine.
<BR>Shos<P>[ 02-04-2003: Message edited by: shostakovich ]</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Aside from seconding the above quote, I belive now is the time for me to run screaming from this thread as it is getting way too political, volatile and fairly unrelated to what I feel we're about on this board (call me chicken if you like. I have my opinions about all this stuff as well, I just don't feel we'll accomplish anything productive by firing volleys at each other over this stuff.).<P>If someone could be so kind as to inform me when the smoke clears from this one and "The Drums of War" as well......<P>
<P>(I'm thinkin' it'd be kinda nice to hear from Henry right about now...)<p>[ 02-04-2003: Message edited by: operatenor ]