Hi, My Pretty Ponys:
All night I was thinking in my sleep... Phil Spector and Rodney Bingenheimer... that's hip and in-the-mix? That's new and happening? (See entry below.)
You see how silly it gets. To me, they are hip. George Martin is also hip and happening.
Maybe that seems sad and retrograde, idolizing past figures so, but I idolize present ones too.
It's all based on the understanding that linear time does not truly exist, especially in the moment of listening to music. In that space, experience is timeless, if you're really listening with fresh ears. So good music never loses its thrill. And heroic music never stops winning.