Thursday, December 08, 2005

Grammys anounced!...Yawn...

So why does the predictable and boring business media show called the Grammys get all the news? Easy - it's designed for the news. Nothing more than a marketing gimmick to celebrate mainstream music stars, it still has a very unfortunate effect of conflating sales achievements with artistic quality. Designed to appeal to those who believe that a best-selling record must be a good record, and who buy accordingly, the awards are simply positive feedback generators. But artistic worth is not a factor - there will be some good records that win Grammys and some bad.

Best to ignore them altogether and follow your own muse.

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