I ran across an excellent opinion piece over lunch written by John Musci for The Daily Tar Heel. I think most of us have experienced and commented on the way we purchase music now and how impersonal it can feel. It all comes down to a click of the mouse. A few times a year when one of my favorite bands release something new I purposely hunt down a physical disc with the sole intent on getting that giddy feeling of rushing out to the car and opening the CD.
Ah well, they always told us in school that our generation would experience more changes, more rapidly. I just always thought that we would be gaining more that we lost. Somehow that isn’t always the case. Nice article, John!
And lastly, just a note about Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin. Something he said in an interview has stuck with me all week. Of course the journalists want him to reflect and such…
First of all, he gave a little more insight into why they are reforming for Ahmet’s tribute. It sounds like they have a just a bit more to prove. That’s the kind of attitude I like to hear! He says, “We need to do one last great show because we’ve done some shows and they’ve been crap.” How honest is that?
But the kicker to his honesty comes with this statement: “Maybe I should stop having a good time and get old.”
Well, I could understand wanting to get away from touring – that has to be rough at any age. But please, Robert, keep recording if you still feel like you have some music to share!