how gmail is hampering the music industry more than steve jobs
Gmail, dude, we have a strong relationship, and i love you, but you can’t put all the email with “promo” in the subject line in spam just because sometimes wannabe cialis peddlers also use that formula.
This way i’ll never get all the beautiful music that forward thinking labels are sharing with me, and i’ll have nothing cool to play in my show, plus those promoters will get offended, thinking i’m some arrogant kanye west style douche that doesn’t even open promo emails on his shiny macbook air for fear of viruses (virii) or something.
Before founding the company, Kato ran a nightclub. Osanai, a Tokyo University graduate and noted accordionist, regularly performed at Kato’s club accompanied by a Wurlitzer Sideman rhythm machine. Unsatisfied with the rhythm machine, Osanai convinced Kato to finance his efforts to build a better one…” And indeed they did.
Sad news. Of all the musical gear i owned or used through the years i have a particular fondness for Korg, because in my experience they’re always the easiest to operate and the most fun to play. And just like the roland machines of the 80s i think korg’s recent line of budget products helped a lot of kids of my generation get started in this thing. The micro was the first synth for many of us, the kaoss pad the first touch surface controller, the electribes the first steps in live remixing and performance.
“So is a billion dollars cool? He ponders the question carefully. “No, it’s not,” he says. “It’s not cool. I think being a wealthy member of the establishment is the antithesis of cool. Being a countercultural revolutionary is cool. So to the extent that you’ve made a billion dollars, you’ve probably become uncool.””—