For some reason today my Glasper post got a ton of comments. Some were really silly and others were very informative and thoughtful.
Let me state a few things. I don’t believe I ever once questioned Glasper’s musicianship or talent. Although I haven’t spent a great deal of time listening to him I realize that he is supremely talented and a stellar musician. I did refer to him in a round about way as a ‘moron’ which is not cool and I take that back. I was simply trying to say that what he said in my opinion was ‘moronic,’ not that that makes it any better. There are better words that I could’ve used.
I don’t have anything against Robert Glasper as a musician other than his music is not my cup of tea or as a person (how could I, I have never met him.) One comment said that perhaps I overreacted to the article and that person may in fact be right. After re-reading the article I still took what he said as offensive and still stand by the thought that he could of worded things differently. The other thing that I never stopped to consider is perhaps the interview was edited and the full context of his comments were not presented. Who knows.
Anyways, I do appreciate the thoughtful and insightful comments by those that chose to comment even if I do disagree with parts. I learned something.