Speaking of music…
There’s a discussion going on right now on the Joe Jackson email list about why people pay to attend concerts and then talk through them.
This, to me, is like trying to figure out why, at a stop light with two lanes, one lane ends up with six or seven cars lined up while the other lane only has one car in it. It’s human behavior, and it doesn’t follow logic.
The argument’s against talking are easy:
- People paid money to hear the band, not others talking
- The band is trying to perform, and the talking is a distraction
- Talking while a person is trying to do nearly anything for an audience is impolite
- The one’s talking were dragged there by their significant others and couldn’t care less
I decided to post this not because I have too much new to add, but Jeff Tweedy of Wilco does. Not only do I wish I had been there for this, but that every artist I see would take time out to address it when necessary.
So, here goes my first attempt at embedding a YouTube video…