Dear Reader,

“They took the credit for your second symphony.
Rewritten by machine and new tech-nology, and now I understand the problems you can see.” ~ The Buggles

Digital killed the classical star.  Nothing sounds as good in digitial as it does in vinyl so the purists say.  What was recorded on vinyl?   Electric guitars.   Did electric guitars kill music?  “During the early years of its existence, the electric guitar’s viability as a  ‘true’ instrument was frequently debated. The instrument’s detractors often  claimed it did not produce a pure, ‘authentic’ musical sound.” [1] Developing the electric guitar took time and talent. It was the skilled performers who experimented and developed the tool and the music.

“In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone to far.”

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1. http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/electricguitar/invention.htm

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