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  • Just Because I Like It

    Posted by David Foster on August 7th, 2010 (All posts by )

    I watched it all (on my radio), Lionel Cartwright:



    5 Responses to “Just Because I Like It”

    1. Robert Schwartz Says:

      I was sitting on the front porch this afternoon listening to the Reds & the Cubs, and thought about that song while I listened to Marty and the Cowboy paint the word picture. After a month of arguing, I had finally gotten the cable co. to fix my HD sports station, but I listened on the radio, because a true fan knows it is better that way.

    2. David Foster Says:

      “I listened on the radio, because a true fan knows it is better that way”….during the early days of television, a child was asked which he preferred–radio or television? He said he preferred radio, because “the pictures are better.”

      Which also links to a question I wanted to discuss about music video as an art form. The video that accompanies the song above is cute, very nicely done…but in general, I wonder if video, especially video that attempts to narrate the action of a song, adds to or detracts from the song itself. Except for cases where the video-maker is exceptionally creative, I suspect the answer is usually the latter.

    3. John Burgess Says:

      I usually prefer to listen to radio coverage of baseball, but in part that’s because my local team (Tampa) has unusually poor TV announcers. Something I like very much about is that you can choose local or away radio or TV coverage (blackouts limiting that somewhat).

      Music videos can be more than a sum of their music + video parts, but I find that one isn’t up to the same standard as the other.

    4. onparkstreet Says:

      If I like a song a video won’t do anything for me. If I like the video, fine. If I don’t, I ignore it and go back to liking the song.

      If the song is marginal, however, the video might make me give the song another chance.

      – Madhu

    5. David Foster Says:

      (Half-baked thought alert)..I see a certain connection between music videos and PowerPoint presentations, in that with both media types, there is a strong temptation to use imagery in a way that detracts from the core experience of the song or the presentation, rather than reinforcing and enhancing it.