It’s all in the ether. But musicians get paid, however long the tail. Better than nothing at all.
More people get to hear those beautifully written pieces. I walked by a coffee shop yesterday.
On its walls displayed the AKAI tape decks. A by-gone era. We used to gather around it to listen to Steely Dan‘s DO IT AGAIN, again and again (ironically, we followed the imperative i.e. Do it again) .
Something about being together, globally and ecologically.
That was before the internet. Or else, with today’s broadband, more would have joined in with near-zero latency.
We live in an exiting age, with technology at our disposal. But do we see huge crowdfunding that does humanity proud?
I know, I know. It’s all ad-hoc now.
OK. I am all for green weekend.
And Electric Vehicle conversion, one car at a time.
But in the grandeur scale, we need a hero. Be they from the entertainment or sports, politics or business.
Something is broken. Perhaps the spirit of togetherness, of committing to a cause larger than ourselves.
Like Jobs, I do hope some technologists can come up with apps or simple business proposition that saves the music and saves the day.
Simple solution. Less than a dollar. And let music sing. Not when we can still spare a dollar for the brother. DO IT AGAIN.
PLAY IT AGAIN. I really want to see you Lo.