I'm aware that I was generalising on a microscopic scale, I wasn't sure if I was getting carried away with that or not. Now that you've added "depending on who you talk to" into the mix, we are most certainly on the same page friend
Glad to know that you thought our conversation was the highlight of the thread too (smileys are metal )
Hey, dude, I thought I'd bring my response over here because our little back-and-forth was the only thing that interested me about the thread. So, to your post: I'm not saying that music can't be about making you feel, just that it wasn't originally, depending on whom you ask. Neither was I saying that one of my favorite composers (Shostakovich) was emotionally bland (nothing could be further from the truth). The only point I was trying to make (or at least that I'm trying to make now) is about the "purpose" of music, which is separate from whether it should or can make you feel.