“Where have all the musical geniuses gone?”
In his recent blog post, Eric Beall (Berklee Music) quotes Jason Flom (Lava Records) as follows:
“Where have all the musical geniuses gone? Why has this generation not produced even one musical genius on the level of Dylan or Sly Stone, or John Lennon, or Prince?”
Within his post, Beall offers a sensible answer to Flom’s question. However, I want to try out an alternative explanation. Here it is:
The ‘geniuses’ still exist, but ‘genius’ can no longer be manufactured.