BlogCritic Marty Dodge's posting Remix Bootleg Info got me very interested in what DJ Spooky is up to.
I have a friend who's been bugging me recently about how great all of these mashups are. Sure enough, I found myself listening and grooving to something called "Abstrakt_Blowback_20". There's a very cool moment somewhere in the middle of the 20 minutes where some Indian pop music is smooshed up agains Missy Elliott's "Work It".
Fantastic. I want the CD.
Except that there isn't one.
Sure, I can go to the Synchronic Records website and download all 1 hour and 17 minutes for only five bucks. But that's not me. Except for sampling here and there (followed by a trip to the record store), downloading and burning are just not a part of my entertainment world.
So if I'm to believe what I read about the future of music/entertainment, brick & morter stores will vanish. More than that, music sold on physical objects will cease to exist. I don't really think that'll happen (at least not in the next couple of years) but it'd be a sad day if it did. It would mark the last day that I buy new music.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)