When I go to these milongas, whether it’s in Europe or Asia, there’s not an intelligent person in sight. It’s just a crowd that follows sheepishly and uncritically whatever the teachers or organisers dish out. Is this the reason?
I discuss issues with the reproduction of music in venues, and the importance of melody vs. rhythm in understanding and interpreting music.
I discuss some conversations I’ve been having in which people express low standards, a relativist attitude and in which language is inverted in an Orwellian way, and some other conversations which give me hope for a way out of this.