Friday, January 23, 2009

a great zappa quote

“the more mediocre your music is, the more accessible it is to a larger number of people in the U.S. That’s where the market is, you’re not selling to a bunch of jazz aesthetes in Europe, you’re selling to Americans, who really hate music, but love entertainment.” -Frank Zappa, 1969.

somewhat of a blanket statement, but also super true. I listen to KDUR all the time and have surrounded myself with musicians and other people that hold more than a remote interest in music. Then I travel, to large, urban areas with suburbs, and realize that a lot of people listen to junk. Can 6 billion American Idol viewers be wrong? YES THEY CAN.
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