Finally read this piece. Happy I did. One thing, though, Mr. Brooks: Your generalization about radio is only valid if you ignore college radio. I'm sure you meant commercial radio, but I feel like it's worth mentioning college radio, which has certainly been around for three decades or so, as a place "people who like music" can find something to listen to over the airwaves.
Long live music AND college radio!
Nice article, Dan. I can't tell if your lament for the ease of defining yourself relative to an evil empire is sarcasm or if it truly pains you.
I personally think the new era where we must actually judge music on it's content is the BIRTH of taste. We can no longer feign sophistication through the laziness of being a part of a non-mainstream counterculture. We actually have to think. We may have to explain and justify our identities by developing our own values.
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