In one way, music is a spectacle. You go to a live show, maybe just for the show itself. The music doesn’t really matter as long as you have a good time. I’d go see Gwar even though I’m not really into the music. I’ve heard plenty of crazy things about their live show to make me want to check it out.
In another way, music is like a memory or emotional trigger. You hear a line that speaks directly to you or a sweet sweet melody and you’re instantly connected. Sometimes that connection lasts a life time. Even though no one understand what he’s saying anymore, Dylan still brings out a crowd. It almost doesn’t matter since the people know what he’s trying to say.
Combining the two is an art in itself. When an artist can pull both off well, then there’s something really worth holding on to.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD3ovfZXO5Q&feature=related]
Take Control of Your Music