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Re: The Curse of Knob-Twiddling
>I think antique furniture and tea cosies set a very nice mood...
>Just come out, sit down in an easy chair, and act like you're in
>your living room. (Of course your living room may be bristling with
>hi-tech gear, but hey...
read an article recently that this reminded me of. it was an
interview/article on The Thievery Corporation...one of the
remix/dub/dj duo's currently garnering alot of press and praise (and
i totally dig their new record 'the mirror conspiracy'...highly
anyways, on their recent tour, they set up the equipment, get the
sound going, and then come out in front of the setup where there are
a couple of chairs, some martini's, and some cigarettes. they just
sit down and let the music go...
i guess this could be seen as snobbish, but i liked their
explanation. they said that the 'art' of remixing is not a
performance. it's a lot of time and work done in the studio
twiddling knobs, cutting, pasting, restructuring, etc. so why should
they fake it onstage and act like they're bouncing around doing alot
of work that's actually done in the studio?