Well here I am listening to the new Stereophonics CD 'YOU GOTTA GO THERE TO COME BACK', I just bought at the airport shop. These are a great Welsh band following in the footsteps of The Alarm, Gorky's Sychotic Mynci, Cardigans, Catatonia, Super Fury Animals and the Manic Street Preachers - just to name a few.
I get the feeling I'm a bit old fashioned, not by the music I'm listening to but by the medium, a CD walkman! Surely I should be downloading this stuff to an MP3 palyer, but then would I really download the whole album? After all isn't the album (do we still call them albums?) a complete statement and isn't taking one song on it's indiviual merits missing the point. Or maybe I'm just a die hard old Led Zep fan who isn't embracing the new world order of the downloadable (and therfore disposable?) music. Gee John Bonham would be spinning in his grave!.
I'm of to a workshop soon (Monday actually) with the BBC soon where such things will be discussed, we are in general going there from the digital media as a storytelling medium that allows the story teller (e.g. TV presenter) instant feedback via new digital TV technology, thus allowing the audience to influence the story tellers just like they did round the campfires and in the souks. So it will be interesting to see how this old muso reacts in the new digital domain of the 21st Century TV, that's in it's entirity will probably be discussed..
Anyway back to bopping (again I'm not even sure on the modern term for bopping, guess Femke should know since she is now 4 and going to school)