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St. Vincent on indie music’s “Laptop Revolution”


by Walton Muyumba 19 May 2008

Guest blogger Walton Muyumba is a writer, critic and professor at UNT.  He’s bringing us quotes, fragments, short bursts of insight about art and culture in North Texas.   “It’s a completely different situation these days.  With the — can I call it technological revolution? — and the advent of the Internet, there’s this idea of global access, and […]

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Guest blogger Walton Muyumba is a writer, critic and professor at UNT.  He’s bringing us quotes, fragments, short bursts of insight about art and culture in North Texas.  

“It’s a completely different situation these days.  With the — can I call it technological revolution? — and the advent of the Internet, there’s this idea of global access, and to some extent it’s true.  I came to music at a time when the Internet was still mostly for freaks, but I kind of fit into the category; I discovered all sorts of crazy things that way.”

St. Vincent (Annie Clark)

Dallas-bred, musical-“freak”on the pleasures of making her album Marry Me alone on her laptop and creating music in the age of MacBooks and the Internet. From John Wray’s piece in New York Times.

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  • Yes it is a completely different situation these days. And a different situation and a new Century needs more than last century art forms. That’s why the art revolution in music, art, literature, and everything else is going on. Tech is a part of it, but quality is the bigger part of it and a back-to-basics approach that calls a halt to the fluff and excess in almost all arts.