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Frank Turner Talks About The State of Music

Posted by: Jason Tate (10/01/12)
Frank Turner recently sat down to talk about the state of music and his future plans.
From the InterviewOne of the good things about the internet…the internet is a fact. So, I think it’s sort of like getting overexcited about downloading being a terrible thing. It’s just a waste of time, because it just is. So, you deal with it, you know what I mean? But one of the interesting things about music is that I think music is a lot less monolithic. Prior to the internet being around, I can remember from when I was a kid, basically in the UK, if you got Radio One and NME on your side, you’re huge. That’s it. And I remember when I was a kid, I used to get like No Idea records catalogs and Initial Records catalogs and I would buy records blind from it, because there was no way of hearing anything on it. So, you know, you read the little descriptions. I used to do that thing with cross-referencing thanks lists in albums. If a band was mentioned in, like, 3 albums I had, it was like - okay! I guess I’ll buy something from them. The thing now is that, you know, if I said a band name - Jim Lockey, for example - if you’ve got internet connection on your phone, you can hear what he sounds like in 30 seconds.
 
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02:10 PM on 10/01/12
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Kelly Doherty
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The man is a legend. I have so much respect for him, musically and personally.
02:15 PM on 10/01/12
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Speaks the truth.
02:17 PM on 10/01/12
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in before frank turner gifs, great interview
02:41 PM on 10/01/12
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That's great.
03:50 PM on 10/01/12
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anything he says is worth reading
03:57 PM on 10/01/12
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Uh, yeah but this isn't really all that insightful.
04:59 PM on 10/01/12
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easy come and easy go, whatever
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I wish people would stop talking about "the state of music"
04:59 PM on 10/01/12
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Pretty poignant. The new version of the "Thank You" list is seeing whose touring with who, I suppose...
09:52 PM on 10/01/12
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I don't consider myself a creepy person or a celeb-stalker in any way....but I would do anything to be this man's best friend haha.
05:03 PM on 10/03/12
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*Googles Jim Lockey*
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