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|Monday, 18 October 1999|
The flashing images of MTV don't really captivate me.
I can't stand it for more than a few minutes.
The images are far to nervous for me.
The music sounds too synthetic.
Am I wrong, or is contemporary music really computer generated garbage with lots of rhythm, very little melody and a total lack of creativity?
It's impossible to hum along.
To me Tapping the beat with my fingers is no alternative.
Some people sincerely like this junk. It's hard to imagine for me. I run away from TV, to the midnight radio shows. When the sun down, the most beautiful music sounds in wonderful (Sorry, all Dutch) programs such as "de nachtzusters" (www.vpro.nl/nachtzusters), "Damokles" (damokles.kro.nl), and of course "De gezamenlijke zenders Peazens & Moddergat" (www.vpro.nl/peazens). I experience my most creative hours at "For The Record" (.../vara/radio/fortherecord) hosted by Mart Smeets. His bizarre choice of music keeps me away from sleeping, often a trigger to write another Nut's Weekly.
Each and everyone of these radio shows are creative, with a personal touch, that require preparation and a careful composition. Quite often I catch myself humming along, when the song appears to be twenty years old. Oops, this chap is getting older, or more phrased more beautiful: The world around me gets younger. A nice remark to minimise my own grey hears.
Music from my own high school time is popular again. It's funny to see which music has survived the ravages of time. ABBA (.../abba/singles.html), used to be "not-done". But the band is going through an unseen revival. Pink Flloyd (www.pink-floyd.org) already lost count on the number of revivals. old-days pupils are today's suburbians. They seize the cultural power and have sufficient financial strength to purchase all music that were unaffordable in their youth. New power for old creativity.
It's the same story in the computer world. The power of current computers revitalises old ideas. Hypes come and go, but the high quality basics remain. A number of technical Déjà vu's:
|With special thanks to Mirjam Kruiniger and Annie Dorenbos for their inspiration|
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