Noun. A psychological state in which the victims of overly complex music and/or art develop an irrational relationship with the work. This solidarity can sometimes lead to absolute defense of the work, outside of pragmatic and realistic views. If the defender says that it is just their opinion, this is not a sufferer. If the defender claims that you are wrong, they are right and anybody who disagrees with them is out to get them, then this is probably a sufferer.
I just thought of this today, but I certainly didn’t coin it, and I am far from the first to write about it.
I’ve been thinking about Stockhausen since the Super Bowl game last Sunday. The people I watched the game with suggested that a great halftime show might be Mogwai and Low. I suggested Stockhausen’s four helicopter symphony. Now that would blow the fucking roof off. How much more manly could you get?
Posted by: Martin McClellan
On the date of: February 7, 2006 01:46 PM