Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Newer Noise?

I'm back after a bit of a hiatus. I'm hoping to put up something a bit more substantial soonish, but for now just a few uncontrolled thoughts on the state of music:

I just came back from a show featuring these guys: Wild Birds and Peace Drums, and I couldn't help but think what a sorry state popular music is in. See, Wild Birds and their ilk have forgotten that a fundamental part of music is experimentation, and pushing limits. It's not enough to grab a drummer and a mbira, and go to town. What we need, what we're crying for, is a newport festival, and the revolution of the plugged in guitar, we need two turntables and mile-high speakers, we need angular chords and blaring saxaphones. We need enthusiasm!

Stay tuned. We'll get back on track here soon. Back to more a bit more measured commentary, but with enthusiasm!

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