SFJ: What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of the MP3 age?
JG: The downside is that people are encouraged to own far more music than they can ever give their full attention to. People will have MP3s of every Miles Davis’ record but never think of hearing any of them twice in a row—there’s just too much to get through. You’re thinking, “I’ve got ‘Sketches of Spain and ‘Bitches Brew’—let’s zip through those while I’m finishing that e-mail.” That abundance can push any music into background music, furniture music.
Friday, September 04, 2009
I wasn't going to link to this because quite frankly I can't understand all the terminology, but seeing it in a few other places changed my mind. Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead thinks you can have too much music. (Sasha Frere-Jones)