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Mon, Dec. 10th, 2007 03:53 pm
From Stockhausen to stock repertoire

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desant012
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Mon, Dec. 10th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)

I think one issue that goes largely ignored is that there's so much decent-good stuff that's produced so quickly and is so easily gotten a hold of, that music has become like chewing gum... the flavor lasts only a few minutes, and you throw it away without a single thought.

Say, back in the 80s you'd have to wait for the next Flexipop or whatever to hear the latest z-grade electronic pop group. Now you can download a 1,000 a day off torrents , slx, myspace, your friends sending you links, etc. Music has lost its Sacred Experience now that the control from the top has been lost.


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Dec. 10th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)

and I don't think a lot of bands ""still look like Elvis" or ever did - I mean, watching old clips of Morrissey or Depeche Mode hamming it up in James Dean wear looks ... weird. It's only in the past 6 or so years that people 1) started listening to rock music again and 2) started wearing jeans again.

Remember when nobody listened to rock or wore denim? The world was entirely electronic music and hip-hop, and I still think that's mostly true, and maybe there are still a few new good ideas out there. Rock is retro-necro or whatever you call it because ... most people gave up on rock except the dreary NPR indie crowd (who are by nature conservative), and all the best stuff -is- in the past. The new ideas went into electronic, "experimental", and hip-hop. When's the last time you heard somebody sample Funky Drummer?


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mcgazz
mcgazz
McGazz
Tue, Dec. 11th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)

> It's only in the past 6 or so years that people 1) started listening to rock music again and 2) started wearing jeans again.

By "people" do you mean "people in some tiny hipster enclave where you live"?


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Mon, Dec. 10th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
who´s that little girl in the candyshop?

"music has become like chewing gum."

You say that like it´s a bad thing.


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Dec. 10th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Re: who´s that little girl in the candyshop?

Just a neutral observation.


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Mon, Dec. 10th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)

Indeed.


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