[lit-ideas] Re: Was William of Ockham parsimonious enough?

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In a message dated 10/11/2015 6:57:21 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Sgt. Popper's Lonely Brains Club

McEvoy is being parsimonious. As Geary notes, "What's the good of a club
without a band?"

In The Beatles song, the addition of 'band' can be explained alla Ockham:

(a) it's needed for 'conceptual' reasons
(b) it's needd for 'scanning' reasons ('rhyme' not 'reason').

Geary adds: "The song's arrangement utilizes a rock and roll orientated
Lydian mode chord progression during the introduction and verses that is built
on parallel sevenths, which is the song's strength".

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" serves as a bookend for
the album and a segue to its finale.

The hard-rocking song was written after the Beatles' assistant, Neil
Aspinall, suggested that since "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opened
the album, the fictional band should make an appearance near the end.

So, while 'plurarity should not be posited beyond necessity', the "reprise"
here is WITH necessity -- "of sorts", Geary adds -- "You can allways skip
the track".



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