Re: the music industry: victim of the profit motive?
Of late I've had this sneaking suspicion that I'm becoming a dinosaur. No, more that dinosaurhood snuck up on me while I wasn't looking and now here I am - an ancient, irrelevant relic and grouchy about new-fangled stuff.
I swore it would never happen to me but where to go?
Most techno is painfully repetitious. Metal is dynamics-challenged and designed to help young males get their ya-ya's out. The latest synthetic pop, where even the vocals are treated is dull as dishwater. The rock is formulaic and painfully derivative and predictable. The jazz bands around are playing the same old bop standards - or doing the smooth jazz/fusion thing. A few years ago my then-b/f took me to see an experimental gig. That was intermittently interesting but I could have done without the guy blowing an alto full of water while twiddling knobs on a box to produce feedback noises.
Excuse me while I waddle ponderously off to hunt down Henry Cow.