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Death of the rock snob

August 26th, 2005 · No Comments

“In some ways, then, the iPod revolution is a Rock Snob’s dream. Now, nearly all rock music is easily and almost instantly attainable, either via our friends’ computers or through online file-sharing networks. “Music swapping” on a mass scale allows my music collection to grow larger and faster than I’d ever imagined. And I can now summon any rare track from the online ether.

But there’s a dark side to the iPod era. Snobbery subsists on exclusivity. And the ownership of a huge and eclectic music collection has become ordinary.” [cont.]

http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?pt=ul%2FTmp41uepOi%2B9uLEPE3n%3D%3D

Tags: tivo + movies + music