Re: New MP2 encoder test "results"
- From: Richard L <usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 12:06:53 +0100
In message <1153822097.748607.158410@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Richard L wrote:
At the risk of flying off at a tangent, seeing you here reminds me...
in an article about rock concerts in Ibiza, The Independent yesterday
quoted the owner of the Manumission night-club thus: "There's been a
massive shift in youth culture... The most successful culture --
Madchester, raves and dance music -- has been superseded by guitar
music." So maybe the Beeb wasn't so badly wrong in inventing 6Music
and putting it on DAB.
6 Music's remit is (well, was) to serve 25-45 year olds, serving all
that's best in popular music over the last 30 years or so, and thus be
something for people who are too old for Radio 1 but don't want to the
middle-of-the-road stuff on Radio 2.
So, are you admitting that 6 Music has strayed waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
from its original remit and it's now deliberately catering for the
youth market, Richard?
I'm not admitting anything -- merely observing that someone who ought
to know has opined that dance music is out of fashion and that guitar
music is back in.
The BBC has a radio station dedicated to the youth and 20-something
market, it's called Radio 1. Furthermore, you've gleefully tried to
pronounce the demise of dance music before on here by quoting some
newspaper article, and yet it's still going strong. It's a bit like Big
Brother, because each year you get people writing it off as being
finished, but it just keeps on soldiering on
It's true that dance music is nowhere as big as it was in the
Madchester/rave days - how could it be, it was enormous back then, and
the most exciting youth culture movement since the bloody hippies.
Actually though, contrary to whatever you or some clueless Independent
journalist has to say about it, in terms of radio play at least, it
seems to be on the up rather than on its last legs.
It was neither me nor some clueless Independent journalist -- it was
the owner of a nightclub who has presumably made a great deal of money
out of the dance music craze.
But this makes you -- like me and one or two others here -- a fan of
museum music. Face it.
And on the subject of rock music in Ibiza, are you suggesting that rock
music is going to supplant dance music in the nightclubs of Ibiza? I
find that very hard to believe, to be perfectly honest. What do people
do in massive nightclubs? They dance, so how are they going to dance to
rock music? With great difficulty, I'd imagine.
You underestimate the resourcefulness of the young. They can be relied
on to find some way of doing it. They always have ;-)
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