I believe Don is correct. Actually, I think today is an extremely rich
and interesting time for off-center music. Mainstream pop was of course
incredibly for a good long while and that has now (I think) fallen off a
quality cliff- into a Wile E. Coyote style near endless descent into a
tiny poof nothingness. But bands and individuals like the following
examples below are making compelling and timeless music. However with
the proliferation of almost zero cost recording and distribution, the
onslaught of information we are bombarded by makes it VERY hard (and
time-consuming) to sort through a veritable explosion of execrable dross
to find the real gems.
That is in my mind the real existential crisis, each of us can only
live so long...
1. A Hawk and Hacksaw
2. Amy Winehouse
4. Bio Ritmo
5. Dave Patton
6. Kurt Rosenwinkel
7. Exploding Star Orchestra
10. Tin Hat Trio
11. Nicole Mitchell
12. Nico Muhly
13. Gogol Bordello
14. Spanish Harlem Orchestra
15. The Arcade Fire
17. Phillip Greenlief
18. Trevor Dunn
19. Jason Moran
20. Dafnis Prieto
These are 20 creative/enterprises going on right now that I strongly
I could easily name another 20 as well.
On 2/11/11 4:49 PM, Don Cox wrote:
> On 11/02/2011, Roger Kulp wrote:
>> The internet is a double edged sword.There is also YouTube,My Space,ad
>> nauseum,where bands and musicians can post videos,and sound
>> files.Anyone can set up a website,where they can sell downloads,custom
>> pressed CDs,or even vinyl.It is not that expensive to have a trial
>> pressing made of a record or CD,and if it sells,use the money to press
>> It is easier to make and sell new music than ever before,unfortunately
>> it comes at a time, when new music is pretty boring and
>> derivative.Innovation is as dead as yesterday's retail model.
> This really is not true.
> I think you are listening to the wrong radio stations.