Thursday, May 20, 2004

Heard a college radio DJ today play a song by some band I'd never heard of. His description was that they were researching the beginnings of the blues and discovered this obscure guy Alan Lomax so this band just pulled the field recordings and created songs around them. However shaky this may be it's even more striking that the DJ seemed completely oblivious that Moby had done exactly this same thing on Play, one of the best-selling albums of the past decade.