Luke Melia


November 15, 2004

Jeff Tweedy: Music Is Not a Loaf of Bread

Wired has an interview with Wilco front-man Jeff Tweedy, a man who as my friend Alec says “reminds you of all that is good in the world.” The subject is music “piracy.”

A piece of art is not a loaf of bread. When someone steals a loaf of bread from the store, that’s it. The loaf of bread is gone. When someone downloads a piece of music, it’s just data until the listener puts that music back together with their own ears, their mind, their subjective experience. How they perceive your work changes your work.

The whole interview is good. Check it out.

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