Comments: Carnival of Music (Number 1?)

Cool idea, John! It's an honor to be included in the "variations". Cheers.

Posted by Chan S. at June 7, 2005 08:14 AM

Thanks for including me John! Love the idea. I hope it becomes a regular feature. And I love the posts you point to.

If I may, did you also see my posts on "Something Borrowed," about the similarities between songs and the question of if such similarities are theft or inspiration?

Nora Jones and Peanuts

Jerusalem of Gold

I think people are taking ownership too far these days, and using it to stifle creativity.

Thanks again for the link!

Posted by Joe at June 7, 2005 12:58 PM

Joe, I'm glad you liked the inaugural Carnival. I'll probably do a second one next Monday, and see if I can give it enough of a push to take off like other Carnivals of the blog-world.

And I left a comment on your Norah Jones/Peanuts post when you put it up. Something to the effect of how little Bach would be able to do in a copyright climate like today's.

Thanks for the pointer to the Jerusalem of Gold post, as I missed that one. How ridiculous. Some of the greatest classical music (particularly of the Romantics) was composed on borrowed folk themes.

Posted by JohnL at June 7, 2005 01:33 PM