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Re: Music Scene

Hi friends,

For a healthy long time I have been enjoying lots of interesting  
posts in this thread. Right now it suddenly hit me how we compare our  
musical tastes on this list without much thinking about how  
differently we all experience music. Even the same individual can  
change musical taste rather rapidly over time. The key word that  
trigged these thoughts was "Jamie Lidell". When I first heard about  
him on several online boards I had not been listening to much of his  
stuff (except for old Supercollider etc). But I was very excited  to  
read interviews where he was talking about his plans to conquer  
declining CD sales by setting up a live rig that would let him both  
perform and remix electronic dance music in a real-time  
improvisational way (his famous Max patch). However, when I finally  
bought his record and saw this video clip I couldn't help being left  
with the feeling of disappointment. Why? It just appeared as I was  
seeing and hearing different dimensions of his art than other people.  
I had expecting something unique and then I was confronted with "the  
usual soul singer style music". This reaction was of course  
subjective, since I was never a fan of Marvin Gaye ;-))  But IF I  
should have been a Marvin Gaye fan I might have thought that Lidells  
show kicked ass because it "he does bend the right notes", or  
whatever...  Well, I don't really know where I'm trying to take this,  
but I just have this feeling that we may not always discuss the same  
thing when talking about "art" and "looping". Why are we not talking  
about "showmanship" and "entertainment" that much? I think those were  
the dimensions of Lidells show that made me like it even though I  
wasn't very keen on "the content".

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)
http://tinyurl.com/fauvm (podcast)