"Any kind of popular trend is infinitely more wholesome than listening to old records. It's more important that people know that some kind of pleasure can be derived from things that are around them - rather than to catalogue more stuff - you can do that forever"- HARRY SMITH
........................"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may / Old Time is still a-flying / And this same flower that smiles today/Tomorrow will be dying"-ROBERT HERRICK
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
"The modern landscape is mugged with all these rock schools. There’s a film called School of Rock and there are rock camps and rock schools—so many tutorials for
children. The book itself is a response to all this practical knowledge
that the children are getting, which seems like something that could
have enormous ramifications on the art form, or whatever it is. You
know, rock'n'roll. I felt like it was time somebody countered all this
practical knowledge with this ideological and impractical how-to guide.
Because everybody is just learning how to play the right way, and it
just threatens to make things really boring. The book is definitely a
manual. There are many pointers and a lot of warnings, and there are
other things to consider besides the formal aspects of playing. It just
seems like a major aspect of the book is talking about the ideological
implications of rock'n'roll groups."
--- Ian Svenonius, interviewed for the Paper Trail series at Pitchfork, about his new book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock'n'Roll Group.