Musicians Wage War Against Robots

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via Paleofuture

"The true function of the machine is to increase the value of the product fed into it -- not to debase it. Therefore mechanical music, as a substitute for Living Music, is a spurious form of progress -- Like a loom converting good wool into shoddy."

“Trampling Art for Profit” — alas, if only we’d listened! Click the Paleofuture link there for more thoughts on the essential role of human contact in the “social intercourse” of music, a parade of ads put forth by the 1930’s AFM Music Defense League’s $50,000 newspaper campaign to demand using humans, not machines, to play our music. Ditto on the sweaters too.

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I am a musician but I am a different sort of musician
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