Friday, August 11, 2006

Points of business

RIP to Duke Jordan (an underrated and versatile pianist; much like Mwanji, I didn't realize he was still around) and Anga Diaz (a far too premature loss, whose only work I know is his participation in Roy Hargrove's Habana).

Pitchfork has an interview with Thom Yorke up, including some passages that neatly tie into this whole idea of "Who needs record labels?" Yorke raises the point that the internet isn't necessarily as universal as we'd like to believe, but it's becoming clear that the balance of power is being placed into the hands of technology-savvy artists and inventive independent labels. I can count on two limbs the record labels I would actually desire to be associated with.

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