Kinda teasing fans there with the prospect of a reconstituted Cow
― Tom D has taken many months to run this thread to ground (Tom D.), Friday, 27 May 2011 11:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
He's not 'obviously right' at all. Some of the things he says are right, but certainly not all, and the conclusions he draws from some things do not necessarily follow.
This piece from Records on Ribs is a great contribution to the debate as far as I'm concerned: To Free or Not to Free. (Full disclosure: I do know them, but that doesn't mean I agree with everything they say here - I just think it's a very well considered addition to the subject.)
― emil.y, Friday, 27 May 2011 11:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
"As Cutler notes, plumbers do not work for free. But capitalism is not the end of history and perhaps one day plumbers will work for free"
Thanks for the tip; while I can appreciate the effort put in the label, phrases like this are a bit puzzling, at least for me.
― Marco Damiani, Friday, 27 May 2011 13:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not sure if this is being patronising, but the 'end of history' thing is a reference to Fukuyama's book, in which he claims our state of Western capitalist democracy is indeed the end point of cultural evolution.
― emil.y, Friday, 27 May 2011 15:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
No problem - for what's worth, I find Fukuyama and his Hegelian mannerisms pretty simplistic too. Still the idea of a society based on "gift economies, common ownership and mutual aid" seems to me wishful thinking, at the same time beautiful and slightly terrifying.
― Marco Damiani, Friday, 27 May 2011 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cutler's response was actually written a few years ago in response to filesharing and repurposed as a response to Kenny's column but it's still a live topic
this struck me as a slightly patronizing tone to take towards the individual who wrote the lyrics for "In Praise Of Learning" & "The World As It Is Today" but the Internet means that the conversation usually gotten started before a round of formal introductions. I agree that RoR's (ha ha) idealism is kind of charming but Cutler's been living in the real world for a few decades
as the owner who started what I basically consider to be the most important independent art music label of the 80's and early 90's, Cutler gets to hardline his points -- I learned the canon of most of what I consider to be important through Recommended Records' catalog during that time, and there was no one -- no one else keeping this music in print at that time.
― Milton Parker, Friday, 27 May 2011 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
is there really not a RIO thread?
Posting here then: http://www.indiegogo.com/RomanticWarriors?c=home
Anyone interested in Henry Cow, Univers Zero, Samla, Magma...basically any experimental prog, needs to watch this and contribute to this documentary. They have all the major players, and the story needs to be told, and out there for all to see.
― Dominique, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink