Originally Posted by larryace
In my mind, being a musician and having no recordings is like being a fine artist who paints with a paint that disappears as soon as it's finished. It's like it never happened. All that work with nothing to show. What a pity.
Thing is, it's only relatively recently that musicians could record. Until then it all went into the air (or, later, on paper). That suggests that the main point of music is not to leave evidence but the feelings while it's happening. The recording is just a bonus.