"For most of us, our love of music isn't getting in the way of work, family and relationships. At least I hope not. I'm not a therapist. I don't know what to tell you if you keep breaking up with people because they've never heard of Os Mutantes or Scott Walker. Nor do I have advice for you if your marriage is on the rocks because you'd rather see The Hold Steady than have dinner with the in-laws."
Music, as Nietzsche's music-loving, dying Socrates maintained, is the ultimate language and, as such, it is bound to evoke stark feelings. And maybe Socrates would have also skipped a dinner with the in-laws if The Hold Steady were performing on the Forum. One can only guess at this point.
(post scriptum: I found it interesting that Socratic references were also used in two previous posts on music: one on Bob Dylan and the other on Stereophonics.)
Good post. Read it all here.