Zeitgeisters, most of us don’t know who John Cage is (sure, I knew YOU would know). In fact, if, like me, he’s a ‘name-check’ to you; “ Yeah John Cage experimental musician”; then you’ll probably only know one particular, peculiar factoid.
John Milton Cage (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American experimental music composer, writer and visual artist. He is most widely known for his 1952 composition 4’33”, whose three movements are performed without playing a single note.
Not a single note.
I was walking on the South Perth foreshore when suddenly it hit me. I had never actually heard 4’33”
Which led me, inexorably to this paraphrased gag, which you are welcome to crack out next time you are backstage at Wembley Stadium with The Pussycat Dolls.
Q: Have you heard John Cage’s 4’33”?
A: Neither has he!
Sit back in your chair quietly and bask in the laughter and joy you have perpetrated.
Elevate The Insignificant,