[LAU] The democratization on music might not always be a good thing...

David Santamauro david.santamauro at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 16:57:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, 4 Nov 2010 12:45:44 -0400
Darrin Thompson <darrinth at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:24 PM, David Santamauro
> <david.santamauro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > true, but also a bit of jealousy, no? Why should someone with no
> > musical skills other than the ability to operate computer software
> > be able to travel the same path as a someone trained for decades?
> >
> I can't resist. You better not be trolling us...

No, absolutely not, but my question was quasi rhetorical ... and in
response to Drew's mention of fear. I thought I would add jealousy to
the equation as well.

> Tools that make art easier are always going to result in a flood of
> new and completely uninteresting art. Oh well. The orbit of the planet
> is usually unaffected by that. But I think the lesson of history is
> that in the long run, it accelerates the pace of innovation, even if
> it makes things ugly for awhile up front.

no argument with that statement.


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