I am viewed as the Negro who has gone outside of the categories assigned to me.
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I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
I would find myself backing away from all of the "isms," all of the communities. I have always been able to be misused by every community But that is OK. I would rather be misused than neglected.
I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world.
The word music is a convenient way to talk about what I'm interested in, but actually, in some ways, it's a limitation.
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