…. by civilians I mean People Who Aren’t As Into Music As We Are.
You know…. NORMAL people (grrrr).
For example, I was reminded by the recent Zappa threads of being at a social gathering a couple of years ago and saying “I wouldn’t consider myself a Zappa expert – I’ve only got about 25 of his albums”. This raised a tremendous laugh, but I didn’t mean it as a joke. I had fallen into the chasm of understanding between (as it were) Us and Them.
Any similar stories?
(here’s Bernard Struber’s excellent take on Zappa’s G -Spot Tornado to give you some thinking time)