05 April 2009

Brian Eno and David Byrne collaborate and publish online

It's good to see, that not all of my musical heroes have turned into grumpy old men since the advent of the Internet. Having listened to The Talking Heads as well as Roxy Music during the final golden days of vinyl, I was delighted to read a recent interview of theirs with the UK's Guardian headlined 'The business is an exciting mess'.

A couple of my favorite quotes: "It was simply made: two men in their home studios, Eno supplying the music and Byrne the lyrics, sending sound files back and forth across the Atlantic by email." and "When I finish something I want it out that day," says Eno later, in a phone conversation. "Pop music is like the daily paper. Its got to be there then, not six months later."

So us online music makers have pretty good company in the way we make music, including this urge to publish quickly after a work is done!

Their Album "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" can be tracked down via David Byrne's web site. But here's where it gets really amazing: David Byrne's website invites the sharing of this album. It is with great pleasure and excitement that I'm taking Mr. Byrne up on that.



And for those who may not know, Mr. Byrne was one of the featured artists on the WIRED CD which led to the birth of ccMixter.org.

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