Originally Posted by BigT
It has nothing to do with using big words. It has to do with coming in and telling everyone that their opinion of the guy is wrong because they are too stupid to have an opinion. Those who think people who have another opinion then them are stupid are not people who can add value to any conversation.
That's where conversations about modern art break down. People are welcome to look at Jackson Pollack's work as childish paint drippings, but if a trained artist with experience in the technique pipes up and tries to 'splain what they see, using the words of the craft, it can feel pretentious when it is really a geeky breakdown of the craft.
If someone chooses to hate Gould's interpretations and/or mumbling, that's cool. I appreciated hearing a player's pov.