youfoundjake - 4:49 pm on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0) Today's Music resolves too perfectly. If you understand that statement in your heart of hearts, please keep in mind that you are not alone in your longing for the days when music moved you, instead of something that just occupies the time.
I have been thinking about this for quite sometime.
I'm a musician, have been for 20 years, piano, guitar, drums, bass. I grew up on Country Music, (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton) and one day heard Kashmir by Led Zep, and my life changed. The next influential album was Thriller, just of how well it was produced, and how far ahead of its time it was concerning M.I.D.I, it was the first album to utilize MIDI which today is obsolete compared to the Digital processing that goes on.
I never really got to much into Hip-Hop or Rap, primarily because I have always had a problem with music that sound the exact same way everytime it was played. The music didn't allow for mistakes to be made during the live performances, (think Jimmy Hendrix and Little Wing covers that people even try to produce the mistakes made) I love going to concerts and hearing live music, mistakes and all, I think it adds some dimension to the music. On the flipside, The Chronic by Dr. Dre, is one of the best studio-engineered albums I have ever listened to.
So the need for a musician to perform the music as opposed to a computer has been deeply rooted within me for quite some time, but there was something alittle deeper then that that rubbed me the wrong way, but could never put my finger on it unitl a couple of years ago, and the conclusion that I came to is this...
Today's Music resolves too perfectly.
If you understand that statement in your heart of hearts, please keep in mind that you are not alone in your longing for the days when music moved you, instead of something that just occupies the time.