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Response to pangaia (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 08:23 PM

11. The avante-garde were awesome...

And, I think, an inspiration for the Marx Brothers.

The famous stateroom scene in "Night at the Opera" was probably loosely based on an actual avante-garde "performance" in Paris in the teens or 20's when the audience was instructed to show up at a certain location, each with a suitcase. Well the location happened to be a rather small room. It was probably much like the movie, except I doubt anyone got paid.

Satie's "instructions" in his scores were also hilarious. Completely non-sequitur but occasionally deep.

Sometimes I get psychic relief by conjecturing that Trump is just a botched reincarnation of Erik Satie.

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