Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/22

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Subject: [Leica] discriminating, selective by definition
From: "BIRKEY, DUANE" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 8:58:03 -0500

Mike wrote:

>anyone who is discriminating about music will love certain things and 
>other things--and in some cases even hate them with a passion. Art 

Eric wrote:

>I'm with Mike. One doesn't have to like everything, or say that 
>else is "bad" just because one doesn't like it.

A discriminating listener or viewer will indeed be selective by 
definition.  My original gripe was that a third person would try to 
decide whether one was a music lover or photography lover based on the 
variety of types of music, medium, subject matter or lenses used.  That's 
a subjective judgement.  I can think someone is a horrible artist, yet he 
may love art immensely.
In the case of music and art, there is such a wide variety of styles, as 
has been pointed out, that it is near improbable that anyone could truly 
love every single type of music or art and not dislike anything.   But 
one can appreciate music and art even if it is that which one doesn't 
truly love.  But I'm in agreement  that there are many artists whose work 
is so awful, I can't appreciate it either and choose to ignore it 

Duane Birkey

HCJB World Radio
Quito Ecuador