Sun. Nov. 17, 2019

Once upon a time the Revolution: Keep it coming!

Once upon a time the... RevolutionFar are the days – we do now see as legendary if not mythic – when (Dance) Music erected itself as a pole of gathering despite our differences. Be they ethnic, cultural, social and the list goes on. As many things leading us back to the genesis of the nightclubbing in New York. And, by this, to a revolution in the making. This with venues such as The Loft, Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage, or le Palace in Paris…

With this in mind, if they still feed the memories and the imaginations, not to say the fantasies of some who may have not lived the period, let’s not forget how they happened to be the fruit of the action of minorities. The exact way they are nowadays although on a far different scale…

Everything had to be written back then on almost every aspects. Communication, techniques, technology. Not to mention format(s) and the list goes on. From the individuals (the club goers) to the club owners and the masters of ceremony (in other words, the DJ’s). But also the record industry and the radio… As many actors who were to become a part of the legend as the pioneers of what is reputedly our common history… This in addition to the fact that this period remains considered as The Happy Days (as a reference to the famous 60’s US TV series of the likes) to a whole generation. The ones in their 50’s nowadays. With some of them still in activity and eventually sometimes even more as compared to back in the day.

I happen to be one of them, by choice as a matter of fact. As I’ve refused the principle of corporatism which has been for much in the diseases our world has been put into for more than 25 years now. With a global system under the power of the finances and the marketing, with so few space left for artistic consideration.
Nothing comes by coincidence, be it on one sense as to its opposite. And please don’t get me wrong. Complaining is always easy when coming to forget how we – like it or not – are all individually but responsible for the situation which is ours nowadays. This while havin’ let it happen, by ignorance, negligence if not complicity…

There are definitely not reasons to be particularly happy as to how the whole is working nowadays. But no more than being desperate as a matter of fact. Meanwhile judging by the countless possibilities an ever more performant technology has brought us in the mean time. Thus allowing us to do things one would have considered as Sci-Fi not so long ago. And the beat (revolution) goes on!

We may be complaining about so many things, as shown by a continuous flow of comments left in that sense on the social networks. But let’s not forget how charity always begins home. History should tell us within a few how we’re actually on a major transition. And how a new system (still) remains to be defined. With this hopefully to become the case once we’ve become fully familiar with this new environment which is ours. But also all the advantages we may get from it. Something that won’t be possible without the establishment of common rules though. Once upon a time the Revolution? Not so sure of the formulation as a matter of fact, as I’ve never seen it ceasing. Have you?

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