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Stage Left Photography is your source for theatrical photography. We specialize in low light, non flash photography. Stage Left Photography can also provide fine art prints for sale and travel photography images for license. Please browse the images on the site. The galleries will be updated on a regular basis so check back soon!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

The death of the music and the album as we know it

As I am writing this I am listening to The Who’s “Quadrophenia” start to finish. A few tracks in I realized there there will never be an album like this made again. No Wall, Tommy, or 2112 either. There is a certain beauty in listening to an entire album with a musical theme, something comforting. In these days of iTunes and American Idol, if someone did make a great album who would buy it? There is an entire generation that has no idea that music exists outside a playlist and that is very sad. I can’t tell you how many people I see on the subway sharing headphones and listening to only one channel of a stereo mix. I don’t know if they are so clueless that they don’t know what they are missing, or the music is that bad and they aren’t really missing anything. 

     I’ve been in the industry a long time now, I’ve seen a lot of changes, I’ve always tried to be optimistic about the future of music. The realization that the album is dead may be more that I can take. There are still great musicians out there, I work with a lot of them, there is still great music being made, its just getting harder and harder to find it.

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