Whose nostalgic man? I been listening to Internet radio since 1995. Hell 10 years ago on these forums I championed online radio. I said in 2003 that we would all be free the day I could walk through Princes Island in Calgary while streaming BBC Radio 1. Today doing that is entirely possible.
My point is that the medium has fallen so far award shows recognize cooler new stuff before radio. 15 years ago no such thing would have happened. And this in a format thats supposed to be focused on the cutting edge of music?
Trust me dude. The huge bulk of my listening is not to FM radio. And more importantly I dont want the old days to come back. No CFNY reunions. No new version of Energy 108. None of it. The new world order now makes it so I can live anywhere on earth and still Know whats new and interesting.
If i was nostalgic about anything it would be the early days of online radio. There was something magic about finding music that from Sweden or Iceland that no one had heard here yet. The days when i listened to a 14kb stream of "The Rock Home of Stockholm when it was Bandit 105.5. Or the tinny sounds of brasilian pop music over the wire. And I support what I listen to financially.
Claiming that rock is dead only shows that your still living in the old skool media realm. All forms of music including rock are healthy. Indie rock draws millions to weeked festivals. In fact in the English speaking world the largest festivals are built around indie rock. The second largest festivals are all about dance music. Rock RADIO is dead. Rock music is not. No form of music is dead. Even classic redneck country has returned in a hybrid know as death or alt country. But u will never hear Elliot Brood or Corb Lund in rotation.
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