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  • Do you prefere dead or alive ?

    When I play my music many of the artists sadly have past on. When searching tidal or my collections I tend to go deeper into ones who have past .
    the ones that are alive does not seem to have the same urgency in finding new. The same goes for Buying new. I'll buy new dead ones before new live ones. Of suggestions from places like here weigh in plenty too.
    How about you guys and gals. ?
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  • #2
    I listen to more Jazz and Blues than anything else, so I guess dead by I fairly large margin.
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    • #3
      Never thought about it, to me music is music regardless if the artist are dead or alive.
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      • #4
        I have mostly dead basically because I prefer music of the 50's thru 70's over 80's thru today.
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        • #5
          This reminds me of an old joke that's just too inappropriate for me to post.

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          • Rob
            Rob commented
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            don't do that to us. its gonna bug now

        • #6
          Both - I love oldies and newbies....Always searching for young talented artists, more female focused than male......
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          • #7
            A lot of the music I have been listening to in the past 5 or so years was produced in the era 1967-71 or so, and some of the artists are still around. But, I doubt many of them would sound great today if you went to hear them (there are exceptions). Artists have a creative arc- some of their best stuff may be long past, even though the artist is still alive.

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            • #8
              It's sort of like dead poets. Dead composers when it comes to orchestral works. Dead mainly when it comes to rockers although I'm not entirely sure how to classify Keith Richards. Blues, well pretty much dead.

              Seems like that depth of whatever it is that delivers music is lacking in these modern times. Very little of anything past the mid 80's has any lasting impact.

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              • #9
                I don't think of it but now that you ask, most of them have passed away. Thanks for reminding me of how old I am getting.
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                • #10
                  I've always tried to keep up with new music. Its a bit of a trick- there is a lot of stuff that just plain out sucks. But there are brilliant things going on too- and things that older folks like myself can easily appreciate.

                  Here's a couple, both on LP
                  Adam Torres Gregory Alan Isakov

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                  • #11
                    First thing I thought of when I saw the title of the thread.

                    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Want...ve_(TV_series)

                    Depends on genre.

                    Classical: 95% dead
                    Jazz: 80% dead (who survives)
                    Rock (eliminating the Grateful Dead): probably 25% or less dead though groups may be long gone.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Rust View Post
                      It's sort of like dead poets. Dead composers when it comes to orchestral works. Dead mainly when it comes to rockers although I'm not entirely sure how to classify Keith Richards. Blues, well pretty much dead.

                      Seems like that depth of whatever it is that delivers music is lacking in these modern times. Very little of anything past the mid 80's has any lasting impact.
                      Petrified?

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                      • Rust
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                        No, not scared of him in the least.

                        Oh. you mean Keith. Not completely, they don't have to roll him on stage with a furniture dolly yet.
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