Here’s Jimi Hendrix playing Sgt. Pepper’s three days after the album was released:
Yesterday I railed against the ways that our culture is disappearing thanks to lots of little decisions that we make. If you missed that discussion, you can see it here and there is an earlier related discussion here. Now I want to specifically talk about a few methods you can take as a creator and as a content consumer to prevent things from disappearing (assuming, you know, that you view the preservation of the art and media of our culture as a goal.)
50 Years ago, The Ace of Cups were the next big thing. But instead of releasing an album, they had kids and stopped making music. They didn’t Document and Archive their art. They were an empty space in music history. Thankfully they are getting a second chance.
DIY Media is important. It’s not just entertainment, it’s a movement.