Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Joe Walsh Argument for Advancement

I'm constantly thinking about ways to make people understand (and agree with) the Advanced Theory. Here's something: An Advanced Artist is like a song that you loved but played so many times you stopped loving it. The song is still great, but you've just gotten tired of it. Advanced Artists have long careers, so it would make sense that even their biggest fans would mistake their fan fatigue (or even critics' fatigue) for a decline of skill in the artist. In other words, everybody's so different, they haven't changed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to be considered advanced but have a short career...i.e. death/conversion to Islam/ect?

Teacherfriend

Jason Hartley said...

No, you have to actually go through with it.

Anonymous said...

...so Yusef Islam's (Cat Stevens) new music isn't advanced?