I could pretend that in actuality my ear is playing a tribute to John Cage... but I met the man, and was given several music lessons by him, as well as having my band be conducted by him, and frankly, it sucked. I had the worst headache known to mankind that day, and chuckled that the school administration had basically hired someone to have us dent the bells of our horns by hitting them with keys.
A genious he might have been, but his music gave me nothing but a headache. Well, 4'33" wasn't that bad... forced meditation I suppose.
Anyway, I wish I could at least teach my ear to play something else.