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I believe that a nation that allows music to be expendable is in danger of becoming expendable itself.Richard Dreyfuss, star of Mr. Hollands Opus @ the Grammy Awards (1996)Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote,
Cleanse the full bosom of that perilous stuff Which weights upon the heart . . .Macbeth, reflecting on music in Macbeth, Shakespeare
Is a soul greater than the hum of its parts?
Douglas Hofstadter, The Minds Eye