Originally Posted by larryace
When any artist bashes another artist...I tend to have a lower opinion of the guy doing the bashing.
+1. No matter how my opinion on Kenny G is (and I don't really have wone either, because I barely know him or his music), I'm quite disappointed by Pat. You don't hear and read serious bashing like that by artists of Pat's caliber. Seriously, he shouldn't have done that. People who like Kenny G will probably continue liking him, and at the same time have less respect for Pat Metheny than before.
It really is the same with a big part of pop music, which is a very rudimentary musical art form, but if it appeals to the majority, why not? I think the problem isn't the simple music appealing to many, but the frustration of those who are more sophisticated, but less appreciated by the masses.