In musical semiotics I am an anarchist.
Not a nihilist. Meaning can exist. But no one gets to tell me what it is.
Anarchism defined as the idea that all power is illegitimate and all authority is undesirable.
(Noam Chomsky described it as "a kind of tendency in human thought...that is suspicious and skeptical of domination, authority, and hierarchy...It assumes that the burden of proof for anyone in a position of power and authority lies on them. Their authority is not self-justifying.")
So if someone standing outside the music pronounces on its meaning, I have no obligation to consider them correct.
The same goes for my life as a musician.
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