The caveman who knocks two rocks together just makes noise. The caveman who knocks two rocks together in order to impress a cavegirl is the Ursprung of Music. Longing begets melody. Music is, per Schopenhauer, the crystallization of the human Will. Music is, per Shakespeare, the food of love. Music provides the background and inspiration for our coupling (Barry White), our decoupling (Burt Bacharach) and our re-coupling (Sinatra). Music has, for centuries, played its role in getting people into bed and peopling our world. Melody begets begetting.
The death of music
Until the music stops. The iPod, an expression of onanistic solipsism, marks the death of music. The iPod divorces music from its essentially social role. Technology snuffs out the spark once inspired by music. Technology spawns porn and kills romance.
|Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice|
In 1969, long before HIV or iPods, the film Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice purported to revolutionize human sexuality and...bedding. Out with bourgeois morality, in with polymorphous perversity. Four to a bed requires a double King plus...? Orgies over romance. But still the foursome's bed was a static place behind closed doors.
What will be next? Beds cannot be merely static and the world must, somehow, be peopled. We will witness a fusion of technology, motion and sex. Get ready for it...Meaningless sex in the back of Driverless cars all to the strains of Tuneless songs sung by Soul-less robots!