2183) [I]n an ideal world, artists would be compensated in proportion to some combination of the following:
the degree of creative innovation in the work
effort expended in the creative process
aesthetic value of the work (there's a big debate)
social value of the work (another grand debate!)
amount of skin shown in latest video (oh, sorry!)
Zenon M. Feszczak posted on [AMB] (11/14/1996)
2184) If I'm listening to a jazz solo, I know that it was played by the person listed, and it most likely was improvised by the player. When I'm listening to a remix album, (or an ambient project in general) the lines of musical communication are blurred, and it is impossible for the non-insider to know who gets the credit/blame for the various creative decisions.
Emile Tobenfeld posted on [AMB] (7/14/1996)
2185) Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not wisdom Wisdom is not truth Truth is not beauty Beauty is not love Love is not music Music is THE BEST
Frank Zappa "Packard Goose" (song) Joe's Garage (LP, 1979) posted by Alan Blattberg [IDM] (11/14/1996)
2186) The noises must become music.
Robert Bresson Notes on the Cinematographer (1996) quoted by Simon Fisher Turner in liner notes to Shwarma (cd, 1996) quoted by Rob Young in "The Soundtrack Syndrome" in The Wire [UK] (11/1996)
2187) Growing up in the early 70s, I remember having the phantasy that I had a tiny movie camera implanted behind my eyes, and that everything I saw was being transmitted in real time to some distant network, possibly on the other side of the planet. (Subsequent enquiry reveals that others of this generation experienced the same syndrome.)
Rob Young "The Soundtrack Syndrome" The Wire [UK] (11/1996)
2188) The Factory was a place where you could let your problems show and nobody would hate your for it. And if you worked your problems up into entertaining routines, people would like you even more for being strong enough to say you were different and actually have fun with it.
2189) Media moguls normally resist antitrust policing on the ground that costly cable-laying makes them "natural monopolies." Yet when faced with the regulation that is appropriate for monopolies - regulation bearing on prices and program requirements - they claim the free-speech protection of the First Amendment. The absurdity of the paradox is never argued. It is simply buried beneath tons of campaign contributions and mountains of costly legal arguments.
The best way to resolve the paradox is to separate cable from content, track from freight, to make all media companies (the phones included) choose between owning wires or traveling on them. Those owning a cable can then be regulated, as a monopoly, granted a fair profit on their sizable investments and required to deal fairly with the transmitters of content. Those choosing to be transmitters of information and services can be liberated, to let 500 channels bloom.
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Note: "3089/898" is the designation I've given to the project of posting all my collected quotes, excerpts and ideas (3089 of them) in the remaining days of the Bush administration (of which there were 898 left when I began). As of today, there are 374 days remaining in the administration of the worst American President ever.
hostile to science
lacking in empathy
lacking in public spirit
out of control
Thanks to: Breeze, Chuck, Ivan Raikov, Kaiju, Kathy, Roger, Shirley, S.M. Dixon
i've got a little list...
Steven Abrams (Kansas BofE)
Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson
Roger Ailes (FNC)
Alan Bonsell (Dover BofE)
Bill Buckingham (Dover BofE)
George W. Bush
Bruce Chapman (DI)
The Coors Family
William A. Dembski
Leonard Downie (WaPo)
John Gibson (FNC)
Fred Hiatt (WaPo)
James F. Inhofe
Philip E. Johnson
by Joel Pelletier
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Stephen C. Meyer (DI)
Judith Miller (ex-NYT)
Sun Myung Moon
Elspeth Reeve (TNR)
Martin Peretz (TNR)
Richard Mellon Scaife
Susan Schmidt (WaPo)
John Solomon (WaPo)
Richard Thompson (TMLC)
Bob Woodward (WaPo)
All the fine sites I've
Be sure to visit them all!!
Arthur C. Clarke
Daniel C. Dennett
Philip K. Dick
Stephen Jay Gould
"The Harder They Come"
Ursula K. LeGuin
The Marx Brothers
Michael C. Penta
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
"The Red Shoes"
"Singin' in the Rain"
Talking Heads/David Byrne
Hunter S. Thompson
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
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