“…and there’s a lot more to music than that.”

Dead on Lucas. Playing in bars is all about reducing the musical experience to the lowest common denominator. I’m not complaining. I’m glad to have a chance to fire up the Tele tonight regardless.

“Live performances being relegated to bars and stadiums is part of the non-interactive flavor of the music industry during the heyday of the record business.”

I think you are right as rain again. T-Bone Burnett once said something like; “The music industry is based on the principal of selling music to people who don’t like music”.

Who knows how the selling of music shakes out in this “brave new world”? Personally, I don’t care.

I have a hunch that when the dust settles, there will be more opportunity to find a venue to play live for people who do like music.