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From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
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> >From Don Cox: "The thesis was that recording has reduced the amount of live
> Thirty years ago is not before recording became significant."
> Certainly not MY thesis!
> When being a musician in a group became trendy and glamorous in the '60s,
> too many venue owners started exploiting people who were willing to play for
> free. This drove down musicians' pay and turned what had been a path out of
> poverty into an avocation of upper middle class folks holding day jobs. This
> reduction of the talent pool reduced the quality of the live music the
> average person encountered and that in turn made going out to hear live
> music lots less appealing.
With respect to which genre(s)? Keep in mind that the list probably covers
those folks whose musical taste(s) run from operatic all the way to current
"neo-punk" (not all for one person, of course...I'm speaking of all of us!)
as well as other varied forms...!
Steven C. Barr