Comments on: On music /rants/on-music/ sealed abstract class drew {} Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:51:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bion /rants/on-music/comment-page-1/#comment-6912 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 15:27:30 +0000 /?p=960#comment-6912 You argue that my library contains thousands of different recordings, as distinct from songs. But what is a song, if not a particular performance of a combination of notes and lyrics? Change either one and perform it, and you have a different song. The closest example would be an album version of a song vs a live recording of the same. And yes, I consider them to be different songs. Another interesting comparison is Coldplay’s “Don’t Panic”. The recording from The Blue Room EP is strikingly different from their later album release on Parachutes, but it’s not immediately obvious why, because it’s almost the same lyrics and almost the same music. It’s entirely possible that the difference is entirely post-production. Are they the same song? I say no. It evokes a product of different experiences. It’s remembered, reflected, differently. Every recording, every performance, every cover, is unique, with a new and different potential to reach your soul, to become your favorite. How can we ever hear anything but songs?