Thursday, August 16

Steve Albini Q & A haiku

I think this one speaks for itself. :)


If I understand your position on Analog vs. Digital recording, the single most important factor is the long term viability of the recorded media. Given the simple workflow advantages (although debatable) and affordability (and thus accessibility for the bands), do you think there's a possible solution to be found in a system that would make backing up to analog tape more automatic, convenient, and user friendly, allowing people to work the way most want to work but leaving them a sort of insurance policy for the future or their media?


These two paradigms
incompatibly exist
you can't combine them

the attributes of
either preclude benefits
of the other one

digital storage
is fragile sculpture
a bust carved in ice

analog is fine
like your grandmother
why give her fake boobs?

Jesse Kates *