Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Eno Interview

i wish there were more Brian Eno interviews. he's as smart and funny and unique as you think he'd's a good one from last week in the Guardian. a couple highlights...

on acoustic guitars: "If you were sitting down now to design an instrument you would not dream of coming up with something as ridiculous as an acoustic guitar. It's a strange instrument, it's very limited and it doesn't sound good."
on Frank Zappa: "Zappa was important to me because I realised I didn't have to make music like he did"
good stuff! not sure i agree with this though:
"Recorded music equals whale blubber. Eventually, something else will replace it."

In Merge world, Spoon has the #4 album in the country! They played an "in-store" (actually in the parking lot) at one of the nation's finest record stores, Waterloo, to 2,000 people on Monday.
And speaking of Eno, there's a great new Caribou track you can hear which reminds me of Arthur Russell and also a bit of Eno's work with the Talking Heads...check out "Odessa." (new album Swim out in May)


Blogger Max said...

Haha he's quite the personality. He wrote the foreword to my experimental music textbook. Though watered down, you can tell it's him. Of course I'd have to disagree about acoustic guitars and recorded music.

Also, Transference is fantastic.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Everyone should read the Guardian.

3:55 PM  

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