>I have stayed out of this as long as I could. I'm one of those folks
>who think music is it's own thing, and doesn't need to "mean" anything
>other than itself.
It certainly doesn't have to, and it may be that it usually doesn't.
But as long as I have been listening to it seriously I have been convinced
that it can and sometimes does. When it does, this dimention of the
work may add to--or detract from--an individual's appreciation of it.