Bjork's Medulla has been the reason for this post:
I have never really felt like I was an artist that would be remembered as one of the greats or someone who changed the face of music etc.
I do however often find circumstances where artists are being celebrated for things I have already done myself. Bjork's new disc for example sounds a lot like my latest record with the six piece folk choir.
Dylans Dream: http://www.guildwoodrecords.com/Music_Dream.htm would be a good example but there are even better ones on the disc.
Of course there is no one with that unique Bjork voice, phrasing etc.
Then I look at the new Bill Frisell disc at the record store today (produced by Hal Wilner) and see there is a tune called goodbye goodbye goodbye. Well go figure; my next disc has a tune called Goodbye, Au Revoir
Sure, now I am splitting hairs but it always seems that things like that happen to me. Sometimes I wonder if it is just because I notice these kind of things or what?
I wasnt really excited after a quick listen to the Bill Frisell at the record store. I think I tend to get a little critical and maybe even bitter of these people that make records with huge budgets. Heck...give me $40 K to make a record...I'll make you a record!