Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Brian Eno talks music, money & blubber


“I think records were just a little bubble through time
and those who made a living from them for a while
were lucky.

There is no reason why anyone should have made
so much money from selling records except that
everything was right for this period of time. I always
knew it would run out sooner or later. It couldn’t last,
and now it’s running out. 

I don’t particularly care that it is and like the way
things are going. The record age was just a blip.

It was a bit like if you had a source of whale blubber
in the 1840s and it could be used as fuel. Before gas
came along, if you traded in whale blubber, you were
the richest man on Earth. Then gas came along and
you’d be stuck with your whale blubber.

Sorry mate – history’s moving along.

Recorded music equals whale blubber.
Eventually, something else will replace it.’’

         Brian Eno


       an oblique strategy


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