« on: March 04, 2017, 12:48:49 PM »
I agree in the ways that the internet has helped open things up - much more music, including my own, which would just not be available in any way otherwise.
I think there is a tendency to think it is all just a downward spiral - and although there is merit in that perception, I don't want to underestimate each person's ability to catch something new and have worlds open up for them - CDs, vinyl and cassettes have not disappeared, neither have hi-fi shops (although much reduced they all are [our local Tesco has started selling LPs - including Dark Side of the Moon and a couple of Bowie's albums!!!!]).
Some of the younger people listening to music on phone speakers will one day discover the depth of the sound from a real speaker - and technology is improving hugely, our new TV speakers sound so much improved I grudgingly admit the development.
What I do find upsetting is the continued pressure and assumption that I 'consume' music - I do not, any more than I simply consume the air I breath or the food I eat.
I listen to music - savour, enjoy, anticipate, allow my emotions to swell and be moved. the music makes me think, touches my imagination, calms me, excites me, rouses me challenges me etc etc.....