Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Vacation isn't over, but I got to ask?

"I (Scott Walters) dislike insulting an audience (or a community), and you (Don Hall) insult an audience as much by assuming they can't handle anything but candybars (the commercial producer's disease) and assuming that they are tasteless oafs who will never appreciate depth of art (the avant garde artist's disease). Both (Both being Don Hall) under-estimates the audience." - Scott Walters

Italics are mine.
Stepping back into the water...
This is tough, it worries me.

Scott... Are we talking about Don's Art...or his Blog?

2 comments:

Scott Walters said...

Bob -- We're not talking about Don at all. The "you" in that sentence is not "Don Hall" but a generalized you, a "one" if you will. I dislike insulting an audience, and one insults an audience as much by assuming they can't handle anything but candybars (the commercial producer's disease) as by assuming they are tasteless oafs who will never appreciate the depth of art (the avant garde artist's disease). Both [the commercial producer and the avant garde producer) under-estimates the audience." Sorry for the grammatical snafu -- I can understand why you might be worried, but it wasn't about Don at all. I don't think Don fits into either of those categories, which represent extreme positions that, interestingly, at root share the same end of the continuum. Get back on vacation, you!

Devilvet said...

Pina Colada? Check

Short Shorts? Check

Sand between my toes? Check