Tom Ewing – Listening


To “listen widely and with curiosity” I would also add listen obsessively, listen inattentively, listen ironically, listen complacently, listen socially, listen pedantically, listen fannishly, listen cruelly, not listen at all if you don’t want to. Being comfortable with different modes of listening – feeling out their value and trying to deal with them honestly – is as, probably more, important than whatever affinity you might have with different genres.


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