I see that somebody wrote a book about 4’33″. It would be cool if the book were completely empty, but I have a horrible feeling that there are actual words in it. For one thing, the Amazon listing says it’s 272 pages and retails for $24. If it were really what I hope it was, it would be 433 pages long and retail for $4.33, a low enough price that it might actually sell a few copies as a gag.
P.S. A few years ago Bob and Mitzi, I think, performed 4’33″ at the gong show. The crowd totally didn’t get it. After about 30 seconds, everybody was getting completely uncomfortable, there were shouts of “Gong Them!,” and the judges duly complied. Cage was ahead of his time, and he’s ahead of our time too.