No sooner than I get back from Toronto do I jet off to Austin for SXSW. If things are a bit quiet around here this week, that’s why.
If you’re in town for the Bacchanal Music Fest, be sure to catch my special conversation with legendary producer Sandy Pearlman, which takes place at the Austin Conference Center at 3:30 PM, Wednesday, March 16.
Here’s the description:
Have the (probably) unintended consequences created by the relatively recent technology paradigm shift from analogue to a seamless digital universe of recording, production, storage and distribution of music led music itself to fall from grace? At least in its recorded incarnation. In this movement from tape deck to shuffle the deck, from analogue scarcity to digital infinity: Music has itself become hyper ubiquitous but correspondingly less influential. Is the Resurrection of Vinyl telling us something really important? In all the annals of unintended consequence, will the fate of music on digital platforms be the most unintended of all, the loss of ability to move the human spirit?
Catch you on the flip…