Posted on April 20, 2004 at 12:28 PM
A solid , if unexceptional bit of work. A bit more probing questions might have been nice. The interviewer could have played devils advocate, getting into some more of the ethical issues involved. One student justifies his file sharing with the old "everybodys' doing it" excuse. Do they condone looting? How do the students feel about some of the pay-to-download services?
Posted on March 12, 2004 at 07:55 AM
Clean, concise and well written. Not too much fat but plenty to chew on. My criticism lies fully in the actual performance of the thing. It begs to be read with more realness and individual personality. Inasmuch as it is a commentary I understand the somewhat staid tone, but it has written into it a lot of humour. What is so wonderful to me about Allistair Cooke is his way of reading. It sounds as if he were speaking extemporaneously, and yet one still gets the feeling that it is an essay being recited. It draws one in and keeps one engaged.
I wasnt satisfied with the sound of the recording
EQ-compression wise, I think your voice could sound a lot warmer and more interesting.
But these are just my opinions on the audio qualities. I really did like the content.
Posted on March 12, 2004 at 07:25 AM
Always interested in music. Was more interested in the technical info on glasses than in the person making the music. Started to lose me towards the middle, subject was not as articulate as one would have liked. I personally would have liked to have heard more extended musical excerpts from the glasses. A nice piece, just about the right length.
Posted on March 04, 2004 at 09:24 PM
There seem to be a lot of folks confused about what this "piece" is. Let me give you my thoughts as a musician.
This is a piece of music.
Eno has done stuff like this. Zappa too.
You use snippets of speech to act like lyrics and melodies. When repeated these sound bites take on many of the chartcteristics of melodies. Pitch, rhythmic content,words.
Use it as you would use any other offbeat music.