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Mailbag

From: Chris Kimsey Subject: Re: Wild World Hi Bob ,What a joy to read your blog about Cat Stevens and Mona Bone Jackon . I was the assistant engineer on the album . It was recorded at Olympic Studio 2, with Paul Samwell-Smith producing and George Chkiantz engineering. That album and those songs shaped my […]

The Apple Keynote

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2021/ It played like a commercial. Actually, the product introduction was not the biggest Apple news today, no, that was the security update, to deal with an Israeli snooping program that infiltrated your device without any clicks, without you doing anything. It could listen and see you and… The best account of what transpired is […]

9/11

1 It was a musical turning point. I found out about the attack on the Twin Towers from Kate, she called and invited me to her house to watch TV, we needed to all be together. And then I woke up my computer. It was a Power Mac G4. I’d started with a Mac Plus […]

Vaccination

It’s just like Napster. Music was the canary in the coal mine for digital disruption and now it’s the canary in the coal mine for vaccination requirements. In both examples it’s about demand, people want their music and their shows. So Napster was facilitated by two things, high speed connections and the small size of […]