Food and audio quality, a personal comparison
I was inspired this morning by an 11- year-old boy who made a speech about the food that we consume and started thinking of the comparisons regarding the quality of the food that we consume and the quality of the audio we consume (or download for free).
Here’s the boy’s inspirational, passionate speech regarding organic, non-GMO food.
So, the next time you are shopping for music — think local, know your artist and know your music. The best way to support your LOCAL musicians/songwriters is to buy directly from their websites. Forget about the crappy, free, reduced price of mp3s. Buy their vinyl or CDs that not only provide you with higher definition audio, but also the complete artwork that they intended you to enjoy along with the music. Don’t buy from the middlemen, the music should come directly from the artist’s studio to your ears. You’re being ripped off by compressed audio and condensed artwork that you can’t even see. The artist is getting ripped off by the middle men as well. Many of the same principles that apply to organic farming and food also, in my mind at least, could apply to the artist and the music they create and what you ultimately consume as a listener. . Buy the CD, HD audio files, or vinyl as directly from the artist as you can. Go see their live performances, wherever they may be. It doesn’t have to be at the hip club or theatre that will also sometimes rip off the musicians that bring you there in the first place. Think about alternatives, think about attending house concerts or online shows created by the artists or their fans. Please don’t kill your favorite musician’s career by making the middle men rich and settling for a watered down experience.