Emily, I know you are not exactly saying what I’ve illustrated above. You’ve unfortunately stumbled into the middle of a giant philosophical fight between artists and powerful commercial interests. To your benefit, it is clear you are trying to answer those existential questions posed to your generation. And in your heart, you grasp the contradiction. But I have to take issue with the following statement:

Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered. | The Trichordist

I frequently disagree with what David Lowery has to say on the subject, but I admire his clear, thoughtful arguments.