I kept on expecting Alan Funt to appear.

If this guy had recorded on Paramount  -- especially if they had put
this 15 minute piece out on a set of 2-78s, then Amanda Petrusich's cult
of collectors would be going apesh-t over it and fighting to bid tens of
thousands of dollars on it.  I'm unimpressed with this and am
unimpressed with most of what her cult is overbidding for.

(Did you really listen to ALL 15 minutes of that crap????)

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Records Ruin the Landscape
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, September 21, 2014 7:56 am
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Let's be clear, this is the "artiste" discussed in the essay:

If 15 minutes of the same 3 chords with often out of tune humming along
is your thing, then have at 
it. Many people play acoustic guitar into a portable home recorder. Very
few of those recordings are 
worth hearing. Almost none of them are worth canonized as "undiscovered

I understand the frustration with modern commercialized popular music,
but the modern impulse (often 
by younger writers with little historical perspective, writers "born
digital" and raised on digital 
pop music glop) to "discover" performers from what is glorified as a
"wonderful past," many of whom 
don't really deserve to be canonized, is annoying. It seems to be an
academic, navel-gazing pursuit. 
And, it smacks of ignorance, of not listening to enough
commercially-released music from the same 
time periods. That sort of listening will often reveal that there were
many excellent examples in 
the selected genre, musicians who could actually play and thus make
commercially viable recordings.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "WS" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 6:35 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Records Ruin the Landscape

> The link below is an excerpt (published in WIRE magazine) from David Grubb's
> upcoming book called "Records Ruin The Landscape".
> I thought it might be of interest to some ARSCLIST members, as it explores
> the implications of recorded material from an earlier era that only finds an
> audience much later than it was created.
> ubbs_records-ruin-the-landscape