Most of you that read this blog already know that I am a huge fan of live music and that I even produce a Live Music related TV show called Live n Kickin with Paisley Beebe for her Company Perfect World Productions. Yes I love Live Music.. there is nothing like being at a show it be virtually or in meatspace when an artists improvises or sings a song or plays a chord just a little different because of something he felt or wanted to convey to the audience at just that moment. Sometimes this can be magic and you wont capture it on a recording because naturally the producer wants the recording to be perfect. ( unless of course its a recording of a "live performance") then sometimes you will catch those moments of magic as I like to call them.
There are other forms of music performance out there that I really do like that can come in many diffrent forms like for instance. In Second life Live Music Circles I do hear lots of flack.. and even I have been guilty of saying "oh thats not live music its ". Well thats true its not completley live since they are singing to a track recorded or at least licenced by the original artist. But they are singing live. And I have heard some people who are amazing singers do this and hey.. I enjoyed it. I don't think we should discount people who are doing this from the title of live performers.
Then there are Dj's. A good DJ can rock the house as good as any Live Musician and I've heard some out there who can entertain in a manner that is just as exhilarating as any live band I've heard. As long as they are playing material they have licensed and are not stealing the music they use for their performance.. I have no problem with listening to a DJ and considering his performance as "Live".
Before you comment please do me a favor and listen to the Lyrics in this song that inspired my thoughts on this post done by Strum Diesel (rl Sean Kagalis) here becasue as he says.. It All Belongs.