Re: [rumori] Re: Oswald

From: Colin Hinz (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 20:07:37 PST

On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Jon Leidecker wrote:

> >On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Jon Leidecker wrote:
> >
> >> >fourth, I wonder what Oswald thinks of this phenomenon?
> >>
> >> 'I did this in 1975 but never put it out as I didn't find the results
> >> interesting'. ha ha. ha. well we could bring this up on
> >> plunderphonia-list! you start.
> >
> >Yeah, Oswald's been a bit of a curmudgeon lately, even in person.
> >
> >I enjoy 69/96, though, and I think his sax improv rules.
> Please no one misread me, this isn't freefloating sarcasm, it's aimed. I
> have nothing but respect for Oswald, especially in person, but that 40 page
> interview left him open to some innocent discussion list nonsense like
> this, though. If only he could be persuaded to abandon serialism.

Interesting observation.

I have long had the impression that Oswald is vigorously a perfectionist,
as was manifested by the ongoing editing/evolving of the Mystery Tapes
series. And when they were no longer "good enough" or current or what
have you, they were withdrawn from the public ear.

So within that context, yeah, I'm sure there's tons of stuff which he's
done and hasn't released because he didn't like it enough. Whether this
gives him license to claim that he invented something-or-another is

> Looking forward to Oswald's new sax improv record with Fred Frith and Anne
> Bourne.

Oh, sounds tasty. Tell more! (off-list if necessary)

- Colin

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