It’s amazing to think that Mozart did with only a pen and piano what a million musicians with all the technological power in the world today couldn’t do if they spent a thousand years trying. It’s like we’ve been given the key to conquer the universe and somehow said — you know what, I’m good, you can keep it.

The power of the machines at our fingertips, all the possibilities we have, and yet our popular music is little more than three or four phrases, repeated over and over, with the same rhythm that we’ve been hearing for the better part of fifteen years. It’s almost comical how bad a lot of popular music is.