The prospect of music being detachable from time and place meant that one could start to think of music as a part of one's furniture.
The English don't like concepts, really, not from a pop star. It's alright if they come from an 'intellectual,', but from a pop star you're getting ahead of yourself. Part of the class game is that you shouldn't rise above your station, and to start talking about concepts if you're in the pop world is getting a bit uppity, isn't it?
I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens.
A big ego means that you have some confidence in your abilities, really, and that you're prepared to take the risk of trying them out.