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just composed tonite - with artificial noisy-as-hell-ness produced with a tube amplifier
Every several years or so, as the technology industries set about new agendas and strategy, today outlined about the iphone tactical, I begin to introduce some combative theory or expression that culminate in minimalist composition on keyboard. These, of which I am beginning only my third, seem to be comprised of short snipets - anywhere from half a minute to several minutes - and compile into a large instrumental piece. Towit, my keyboard sonata.

The way I see it, at least musically, today we are in a newly emerging creative slump (opportunity comes knocking) characteristic of item like the tv show, the singing bee, and the use of plagarism, or covertunes, by pop musicians. IOW, originality is drying up after a period of promotion involving (highly successful) online (music capital) distribution strategy which is in tandem with a tactic found in portables, also meeting certain, though perhaps extreme success (consider that, yes, automakers include ipod docks, but the big three are dying - supported in part today directly from a massive private equity market).

Originality is always their weakness. But computers must be used in new ways to bridge the interface-gap between landline, strong power, with the almighty portables we all have come to know and love as the centre of both music and life itself in a technological age rapidly eclipsing the industrial age. In short, we have a situation developed were we have no problem storing massive amounts of music yet have persistent conspiratorial barriers between all of the plausible methods by which we might share these recordings between systems. I feel that the answer will ultimately rest with open technologies here, such as ogg vorbis audio and xvid video - even ascii text - as opposed to mp3, divx, or doc software technology respectively.

(Ironically, the technology that saves the day is stuff like cheap, effective electronics, not computers, that simply convert between file formats, such as converting to mp4 video via a usb dongle convertor or that store directly onto memory cards (SD cards, very popular in use today, are greatly developed with the hand of the music industry) or that bridge portable music players to any FM radio receiver.)

What can you do? In short, stop paying for media technology after your purchase. This is not a matter for copyright or paying-the-artist. It is the whole matter of technology: either it works for you or you for it. The choice may be yours, but the consequences of following the herd into payments and subscription plans serves only to limit human expression. And that is not just bad for music, it is bad for life in general.

So forget about all those mp3 files you have laying about. That database of yours is part of the problem. All you need want is that new audio file from who knows where. Increasingly, activists will want their websites accessible from their television sets. But every time that we have playyed the game their way we are left with a bag of goods we only fool ourselves into believing we can handle. There will always be that kind of catch.

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