A ship was turning broadside to the shore / Splish splash I was raking in the cash

Bri­an Eno, as always, gets it in the March Mojo, when asked if musi­cal inno­va­tion is pos­si­ble now:

It’s as though the palette that musi­cians have avail­able now is every style that has exist­ed over the past 50 years or so. I mean, I even see it with my daugh­ters. The con­tent of their Ipods is com­plete­ly, insane­ly, eclec­tic. They’ve got every­thing from doo-wop to hip hop and every­thing in-between. Which, when you think about it, it’d be as if I would have lis­tened to music frm 1906 when I first start­ed lis­ten­ing to music. It’s ridicu­lous! Even stuff from ten years ear­li­er seemed hope­less­ly out of date then.

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This is still com­plete­ly orig­i­nal behav­iour but it doesn’t look orig­i­nal because we’re re-com­bin­ing blocks that we think we recog­nise. But once they are recom­bined you hear them dif­fer­ent­ly.

You can almost for­give the guy Cold­play and U2

Now play­ing: Dip­lo

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