Follow Friday | Justin Vernon
Earlier this week Vernon generated notice after Tweeting some thoughts on the new Apple Music streaming service as well as Apple itself, and what he thinks of streaming competitor Spotify. Let’s let his tweets do the talking starting with this retweet:
don’t need to read this. its true. the company that made me believe in companies, and not joking: PEOPLE is no more pic.twitter.com/evDBnHf1zR— blobtower (@blobtower) June 16, 2015
. @blobtower been thinking this for a while. ironically i think its iTunes why I’ve listened to less music / 2yrs. bad syncing/platform— blobtower (@blobtower) June 16, 2015
but seriously, i hope HATE isn’t the message. Just literally wish that the humans who had the power, USED it to literally make things better— blobtower (@blobtower) June 17, 2015
one more note apple wise: iDVD 2, iTunes 3, iMovie 2.1 i remember the computer teaching ME how to use it, by having such amazing design.— blobtower (@blobtower) June 17, 2015
I’ve been loving spotify, for the record. have to import gems I’ve had on mp3 for years… and i think cd’s +lp’s and tapes are still better— blobtower (@blobtower) June 17, 2015
thanks to spotify I’m having my first amazing Portishead experience— blobtower (@blobtower) June 12, 2015
@_theobrowne it says it is, but its not. there is nobody that is balancing it fairly for artists. and only a few have since recorded music— blobtower (@blobtower) June 18, 2015
@_theobrowne I’m sorry my sir, its not fixing anything. I’m not sure where you read that.— blobtower (@blobtower) June 18, 2015
@_theobrowne the trial period is actually what makes up for them being able to pay and say they are ‘artist friendly’— blobtower (@blobtower) June 18, 2015
@_theobrowne re: notable increase in revenue I’m not sure either you or me, can truly understand the depth to these royalty structures.— blobtower (@blobtower) June 18, 2015
Besides the dust up over Apple, Vernon also recently took to Twitter to share his feelings (and retweets of others) after the passing of jazz legend Ornette Coleman.
Caught off gaurd with the news of Mr Ornette’e passing. Tight chest. Water in my eyes. In THIS world, it’s so important to BREAK barriers.— blobtower (@blobtower) June 11, 2015
Vernon is also partly behind the upcoming Eau Claires Festival held in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin on July 17 and 18. With the debut of the fest about a month away, Vernon’s been tweeting updates and info about the event (perhaps even from @EauClairesWI).
people. look at this list i just posted on @EauxClairesWI -the last 5 posts. ALL 5 of these musical things will be happening in one place.— blobtower (@blobtower) June 19, 2015
Sufjan is a gift to us all. He also went to the same small college in Michigan as my Dad. https://t.co/d8kPvhteiQ— Eaux Claires (@EauxClairesWI) June 19, 2015
Other acts on the lineup include Boyz Noise, Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens and Jon Mueller.— blobtower (@blobtower) June 12, 2015
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