Re: [Harp-L] Re: music and perception
Two articles about Bob Dylan and his opinion of today's digital sound.
One with some very good commentary in the comments section.
And one from Rolling Stone.
I prefer analog sound. Sitting in the orchestra section of a concert hall
designed for perfect acoustics sometime in the late 19th and early 20th
century. Give me a small theatre house for an intimate musical experience.
Like this one: http://gusmancenter.org/ that was slated for destruction and
a small group of dedicated people (yes, I was one) back in the late -1960's,
early - 1970's worked to restore it and saved it for our children. Too bad
there hasn't been a concert promoter doing musical acts there lately.
Mostly dance recitals and school graduations. Shame.
In the 1970's and 1980's there was a constant line-up of great musical acts.
Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Jean-Luc Ponty,
John Prine, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many more... It's a truly great
place for a medium sized audience experience. The big names all play in
arenas these days and the sound sucks in those places. The analog sound
your ears will be blessed with at places like Gussman just can't be
recreated on a CD.
I guess the downtown Miami construction, traffic and crappy parking
situation has taken it's toll on people willing to go through the hassle.
But The Wallflower Gallery nearby has musical acts all the time, and world
famous Tobacco Road isn't very far away either, and actually in a worse
neighborhood and they do pretty well. Gussman is a great resource and it's
being wasted. Oh well. A sign of the times I guess.
Believe in Magic!
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Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Re: music and perception
> "However, CD's were and are pure sex. I love them I love them I love them"
> Neil Young is well known for despising CD quality sound. His opinion is
that there's nothing better than vinyl, at least through a good
system/cartridge and those first few plays until the disc becomes damaged,
> Neil really didn't like releasing anything on cd format, that's one reason
why he's delayed releasing his archives, he was waiting for something better
> In the military in the latter half of the 70's, most of us didn't give a
hoot about our "ride", it was all about spending our precious little cash on
the best Onkyo, Harmon Kardon, etc system and Shure, etc cartridge we could
find. I was busy trying to blow everyone else out of the barracks with
Houses of the Holy, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere until I got a new
roommate - a brother who turned me on to some amazing stuff - "Hard Again",
"Drinkin' TNT and Smokin' Dynamite", etc...
> Bill Hines
> Hershey, PA
> Harp-L is sponsored by SPAH, http://www.spah.org
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