07:03 PM on 02/28/11
It seems like even the people who get it don't really get it. He's seperating the music and the scene. Punk from pop. As a songwriter, he appreciates the song itself, how it was crafted, and how it progresses. Music is universal, but each scene is compartmentalized. As a publisher, you try to sell songs to the highest bidder, or you get paid to write a song for an artist. And you have to keep that artist in mind when you're writing the song. It's easy to respect the song, but not the artist. The argument is redundant, but Anthony hit it on the nose. It just isn't easy to interpret it that way.