Passages and survival
Let us be glad —- let us be VERY glad —- that our chosen art form (ITM) does not depend on the whims of corporations for its survival.
I just heard that Ilford has closed its fine art black and white film division. For those of you who don’t know what this means, it amounts to the death knell for black and white film photography. Ilford was the last maker of those films. Digital doesn’t cut it for certain purposes, at least not yet. I could spend a screen or two naming photographers who would have been unable to produce their incredible images without good B&W film, but I’ll spare y’all.
The relevance of this to ITM? Just be glad the music is passed on alive, by ear, by a community of people all over the globe. We can keep it going and alive for the next 37 generations or beyond, should we choose to and should our children and their children choose to. It won’t get quietly thrown in the trash as no longer profitable by some suit in a corner office. Specific recordings may come and go but the tunes will survive.