Jan Van Quirm wrote:Not necessarily - Ridcully's too insensitive/strong-minded to think much about music, because he's simply not interested in any of it at all, aside from it making the senior wizards even more difficult to handle than they are already
Ponders into the mechanics of anything not the creative/emotional involvement so he's like Spock - he's fascinated by how it's happening not why so he's immune to the aesthetics
Tonyblack wrote:Yes, Gaspode makes his first appearance in Moving Pictures.
I remember reading somewhere that Terry had actually killed Gaspode off at the end of the book and it was an editor who insisted that doing so was a BAD thing to do.
Tonyblack wrote:The simple answer to why Ridcully isn't influenced by the music is that in this book he plays the role of 'dad' - who can't and won't try and understand what the younger generation see in this 'noise'.
He's probably got a tin ear too! :lol:
Ponder is the nerd who just doesn't 'get' it. We are talking stereotypes here. I can still remember my dad yelling up the stairs to me: "Turn that bloody racket down or off!!!" :roll:
I got him back one day when I played Dark Side of the Moon really quietly in the same room as him. He nodded off and I turned the volume up at the bit where all the alarm clocks go off. :P
And Pratchett’s biggest joke is that (foreshadowing Thief of Time) at the end of the book, nothing which has taken place during the reign of Music in Discworld has ever happened. But the beat goes on elsewhere.
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