Soooo much talk about the “Music Scene” these days.
“CDs are dead.” (Not yet!)
“The Internet has killed the music industry.” (Not killed, but rather changed the industry.)
“No one even listens to music anymore.” (That’s just patently false.) Of course we listen!
Which brings me to YouTube. YouTube is today’s turntable. Those who were teenagers at some point between 1950-1980 had 2 choices for recorded music–vinyl or radio. Sometimes simultaneously if the spirit moved us. But that was then and now it’s YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, Pandora–lots of choices.
The great thing about the expanded universe is that you can find more than you ever even knew existed. The bad thing is there’s a lot of dreck. The good thing is it’s instant gratification (almost) and usually free. The bad thing is you can’t watch YouTube and clean your room at the same time. The good thing is you can listen to a CD or an iPod and get your chores done.
So here’s my recommendation for getting your chores done: Check out these CDs,
then rest awhile with a screen and watch this YouTube sensation, Kurt Hugo Schneider.