[LAU] [OT] - Gee, Officer Krupke, I Need Those Violins

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Jul 12 05:41:50 UTC 2010

Just the next step that began with disco and led to karaoke. Disco 
succeeded in clubs because 1 DJ is cheaper than 5 band members. And 
disco is the McDonald's a music - one Donna Summers track gives you the 
same "quality" wherever it's played.

Eventually, streaming-radio DJs will all speak with British Indian / 
Thai / Vietnamese / etc accents because you can physically have your 
radio DJ anywhere. No reason you need to keep it in your old expensive 
home nation when someone in a cheap "up-and-comer" country can do it 

I hate disco. Disco causes warts.

Andrew C wrote:
> Hey,
> Very engaging read, I must say! A tad harsh perhaps to call a synth 
> "inert" and "artificial". But on the other hand, if you have to watch 
> five musicians leave to be replaced by a synth, then I guess the words 
> are entirely justified.
> Any links to the discussion on U.S vs European live performances? I'd be 
> quite interested to read it!
> Andrew.
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 11:33 PM, Mark Knecht wrote:
>     Possibly of interest to readers here thinking back to some
>     observations Paul and others made about live performances in the U.S.
>     vs Europe. No idea if Linux is in use or not and truly it doesn't
>     really matter for the sake of this story. It's getting harder and
>     harder to be an old-school instrument player. I've seen reports of
>     Kurtzweil being used in Chicago and here in San Jose we had short run
>     of Wicked where it was apparently 100% GigaStudio.
>     http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/opinion/11woodiel.html

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