interesting analysis. looking forward to the whole thing. make sure you post it here (:::
Oh I love, I love, I love clearly reasoned, intelligent-yet-readable writing.
And thank you.
Lots of love in this place
But I guess I touched a topic that really touched this community. When I saw that post by Simon, I was quite upset. In multiple ways… on the one hand I felt sorry for him, but on the other hand, as a ‘digital native’ and someone with quite progressive or radical views (depending on who you ask) on copyrights and the culture of sharing, I felt a bit angry at or disappointed with Simon…
I thought, here’s this wonderful creator of awe-inspiring music. Quite literally mind-blowing music even… which has helped me open my mind beyond what I ever deemed possible. And I thought, how come he cannot open his mind? Why must he see the digital as a problem?
It became harder to enjoy the music for the period after that. However, looking back at Simon’s statements, those feelings of resentment (of his statements, not his person) have been replaced with feelings of understanding, sympathy and compassion. Maybe it has something to do with starting my path in Aikido, or perhaps with my state of mind at the time, since a close family member was gravely ill.
Whatever it was, I am so thankful for those feelings to have been replaced by understanding and absolute relief to see that Simon, Twisted Music and the community have figured out ways to continue existing and to let the ecosystem that is Shpongolia survive.