If we're all going to grow up and stop behaving like children, we're going to need some smarter toys to play with. Toys, or distractions, inspirations and invitations. If I'm not about to get my mind blown at least once a week, then screw it, I'm going back to the sandbox.
My bet is it's in the sandbox where we'll find a guy like "Kutiman" playing. Looks like he's been sifting through the giant virtual sandbox that be YouTube. Somehow - and frak, who knows how long it took him - he managed to pull together a variety of disparate, unlinked, unrelated clips of the average joe and joanne playing some kind of musical instrument.
Please, please tell me you already know what I'm talking about it. I do tend to hyperbolize sometimes, but really, this sh*t is the birth of something altogether different:
This, for me, represents an evolution in culture so profound it'll show up in some musicologist's peer-reviewed thesis two decades from now. Kutiman represents the next logical (and profoundly awesome) step in democratizing culture. No more major labels. Good-bye (and good riddance) Jonas Bros. etc. See you later celebutantes, and the famous for being famous. Salut copyright, and farewell to passive media consumption.
Kutiman proves the potential in the polemic against media mainstreaming.
Thank the gods I'm not too old to get it.
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