This is a great piece on how digital downloads have (in this writer's opinion) caused this form of "creative communication" to go the way of the Dodo (much like how email has killed handwritten letters).
I do miss those days of meticulously creating the perfect collection of songs to express the gamut of my emotions.
I made plenty of mixtapes for various reasons in my day... gave a few away, too.
Funny... in all this time... I never received one...
#MusicMonday #musiclover #music
While I've always loved these classic tunes... the #music... Rakim's mesmerizing voice and iconic flow... as a #writer, I now have a deeper appreciation... and connection to the message.
Read this... writer or not, I guarantee you will too...
It reminded me how much I truly miss real Go-Go music.
And when I say REAL Go-Go, those of you who grew up in the #DMV (or spent significant time there) between the late 70s and early 90s know what I mean...
Rare Essence... Junkyard... NE Groovers... Trouble Funk... and of course the immortal Chuck Brown (among many others)
Back when it was original... not just putting a go-go beat to current radio hit. When it had imagination and a sound that was uniquely "ours" (DC)... forever imitated...but never properly duplicated (thank goodness). Love it or hate it... the talent of these musicians will never be denied!
So I leave you with one of my all time favorite #oldschool Trouble Funk jams that's getting me hype and making my Monday morning effin' awesome right now!
If it doesn't do anything for you... It's ok...
It's a DC thing... you might not understand.
Just another #musicsnob inspired #mindlessmusing ...
Keep calm... put your Gucci watch on and synchronize the time.
(^^^ another DC thing that you wouldn't understand)
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