From today's New York Times Arts & Leisure section by one of my favorite journalists. Jon Pareles is a tremendous music writer with great taste and enthusiasms - still going strong after decades. I used to get a kick out of running into him on the streets of NYC. "What're you listening to?" he'd ask as his way of saying hello.
2006, Brought to You by You by Jon Pareles
"The promise of all the self-expression online is that genius will reach the public with fewer obstacles, bypassing the entrenched media. The reality is that genius has a bigger junk pile to climb out of than ever, one that requires just as much hustle and ingenuity as the old distribution system."