Fine Lines: Virgil Thompson

(“Fine Lines” title taken from “Change of Subject,” a blog by Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune.)

“The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish.” – Virgil Thompson

Yeah, and then if you know the right people, your music will eventually be popularized on American Idol, covered by American cover bands, illegally downloaded by American college students, and hoarded by multinational corporations headed by Americans.

Not that I’m bitter or anything.

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