Time was when music emerged out of the soul of a people and was created, like wine, ethnic foods, or cheeses by ordinary people and became popular because everybody liked it. It was more like the fruit on a growing vine than like a product (though, of course, musicians needed to be paid like the rest of us). Now it is manufactured like Twinkies by corporations who tell us what we will like and we compliantly obey.

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