We had a dream we came across two ghosts @ the crosssroads.
Is this Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby? Or is it proof that the wild creolizing tendency of the tradition just can't stop and won't stop.
We must say, we found the brovah Noz all over the right things in his Billboard cover story.
His observations on the future of the music industry, tho' a bit of his own utopia leaks in, are sharp and necessary given the publication:
This is how its age group consumes music. Thousands of teens record from home and release it to the Web. Millions more find it and share it. No middlemen, except social networking sites and chat windows. But there's a disconnect between this network and the outlets that still rule the airwaves. How does an Internet star get into radio or MTV rotation? Do they need to? Odd Future peers like Bieber and Soulja Boy quickly jumped from YouTube fame into major-label situations, but Tyler and crew are consciously trying to raise the ceiling on that model. If successful, they could be paving the way for an entire generation of musical independence.
When the voice of the kids breaks into the piece, you can hear the blues creeping up behind you.
Tyler knows his precursors, 'cause there's no one who firsts:
Over a tray of cinnamon sticks and a half-closed MacBook he gushes about his dreams (winning a Grammy Award) and heroes (Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes).
And Syd all but quotes Shadow and Act:
"People just choose to be offended by stuff. If they are, then that sucks and I'm sorry, but they don't have to keep listening," says Syd the Kid, 18, the group's in-house sound engineer and only female member. "Words are words. They don't act out what they say, they just say it."
We have much persistent respect for Noz, the Role Model because he has such an ear for hope and truth that he can get it in a traderag.
:: breaths deep ::
:: drops the needle into the groove of Song X ::