Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Music-lovers have decided to take action.

A growing number of music-lovers unhappy about the way album tracks are enjoyed in a pick-and-mix fashion have decided to take action. The rules are strict. No talking. No texting. You must listen to every song on the album.Classic Album Sundays treat our best-loved records like great symphonies and are being set up in London, Scotland and Wales.
Now pop-up concerts and transmission versus hypermediation become a BBC news story. As my photo shows, what goes around comes around.

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3 comments:

Pliable said...

David Cavlovic commented via Facebook:

'I'd gladly do it here in Ottawa!'

http://www.facebook.com/overgrownpath/posts/176907079011269

Scott said...

A growing number of music-lovers unhappy about the way album tracks are enjoyed in a pick-and-mix fashion have decided to take action. The rules are strict.

Truly absurd and pointless. I listen to my LP's and CD's any way I want. Others can do whatever they desire. I can't think why I should care,

Talk about working hard to create an issue ...

Pliable said...

Talk about working hard to create an issue ...

Scott, that is a valid viewpoint and I do not want to become locked into another circular argument about it.

But others will view Classic Album Sundays as a welcome reaction against the current trend of slicing and dicing everything into easily digested chunks. They will see it as a statement against our sound bite culture. They will see it as evidence that there are better ways to communicate than via the 140 characters of Twitter. They will see it as a revival of the lost art of listening - http://www.overgrownpath.com/2009/11/lost-art-of-listening.html