‘The Problem With Music’ has been solved by the internet

Originally posted on Quartz:

It’s now 20 years since Steve Albini, the legendary rock music producer best known for Nirvana’s last studio album In Utero, penned a seminal essay for the literary magazine, The Baffler.

It was titled “The Problem with Music,” and detailed how the entire food chain of the music business was set up to profit from the end product, except for the artists who actually conceived and made it.

He offered the example of a band, “pretty ordinary, but they’re also pretty good” that signed to a moderately sized independent label. They sold 250,000 copies of an album—considerable success by most standards—making the music industry more than $3 million, yet still ending up $14,000 in debt. “The band members have each earned about 1/3 as much as they would working at a 7-11, but they got to ride in a tour bus for a month,” he famously wrote.

Many aspiring musicians (and music journalists) of…

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Sounds and silence and headspace

Originally posted on Research Degree Voodoo:

A final reflection on music for writing (see the first and second parts here).

In this reflection (which first existed as a part of my current Masters study), I look at what we are really doing when we use quiet or music for making a headspace. Is it creating silence? Is that silence for reflection? Is it tuning out the noise? Is it turning off the chatter in our heads? Is it providing a prompt for to get up and dance?


So when is silence to do with the absence of noise, and when is it the absence of noise we don’t want? 

People who go on silent retreats a lot (and you can imagine I know a lot of them) say it takes at least a day, and sometimes 3, of being in silence before the ‘inner chatter’ calms down, before there is true silence.

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Music Abstraction


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Music can actiavte the DNA and be used for DNA repair.

There are 3-Universes – Earth’s/Humans Universe up to 7-D … Universe of the Ether/s up to 14-15-D … and Divine Universe up to 21-D WITHIN 22-dimensional Eternity … Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Si ‘Do’ Octave of 7 tones (in tonality) … each tonality has its own ‘Hz’ frequency of vibration … 


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