Re: virus: Watching

Fri, 08 Jan 1999 23:31:41 -0500

the great tinkerer wrote:
> >NC wrote:
> >
> >>---I do think this could all apply somehow to the
> >>function of popular music (is there such a thing?). Does this sound as
> >>crazy or uninformed as I fear it might?
> >
> >Not at all. Would you agree with me that music evoles memeticly? (And
> >looking not just at whole songs as memes, but also seeing the elements,
> >phrases, lyrics, themes and the playing techniques of which songs are
> >constructed, as individual memes for this purpose.)
> >
> >It is my assertion that hip-hop/techno/electronica/acid jazz/house
> represent
> >musical forms which have become self-consciously aware of their own
> memetic
> >nature and embraced this fact as a crucial part of their genre. Your
> >thoughts?
> ahh music.... a topic i can relate to (cd coming in less than 1 month)
> of course music evovles! i steal things from songs and put them into
> other songs and im concious of it (although i wont start with
> conciousness....) there are elements of songs that can become cliche:
> similar cadences, modulations, progressions even melodies pop music
> critics should agree!
> d/l the inspire dnb remix:
> - and listen to the
> ending... it should be a familiar cadence.... even to an untrained
> ear...
> and then there are things about songs that evolve and interbreed. there
> is an obvious progression from jazz to rock n roll. there is an obvious
> progression from rag time and gospel to jazz. there is an obvious
> classical feeling in rag time.... i could go on and on... and link to
> other styles of music, but why?
> ~the great tinkerer

Nicely done. Does this mean YOUR CD? I couldn't open that file you posted, as I don't have the right version of Quicktime. But I'd like to know about your music.
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