"It has got to be edgy - you've got to have appeal,"
Just came across this: "If it's not dangerous," he said with a grin, "it's not art."- Robert Anderson "It has got to be edgy - you've got to have appeal," said jazz drummer Eric Harland, a member of the SFJazz Collective, who agrees with Anderson's views. "Look at the history of music. Art was always a reflection of what was going on in society. You could always tell the art forms that were suffering, because they went safe - and people feel the lack of energy in that as well." http://www.sfgate.com/style/article/Robert-Mailer-Anderson-edgy-and-on-the-edge-3513597.php#photo-2865031