Two weeks ago Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney asked me to contribute a piece on her NPR blog, Monitor Mix. She was doing a series on ‘End of the Decade’; I looked back across a broad landscape.
You can read my post here: Free Music and the Unbuyable Sublime
It includes the following four sentences:
- A decade, in music, is a terrifyingly long time.
- Sounds now move faster than the speed of context.
- Music confounds value.
- I want the giants to fall even faster so we can see what weird flowers start blooming in the spaces left vacant.