"Whatever happened to recording history? What happened to documenting the twists, turns and inspiration of artists - to making a historical record of the forces that influence society and art?
"With all the gossip, the titillation and the unrelenting noise of modern media, the importance of music and recording history gets lost. There's no sense of perspective, artistic or technological. We see screaming headlines about downloading, but 20 years from now it'll be reported as a factual part of the evolving music industry, the same way long-players, 45s, cassettes, 8-tracks, CDs and DVDs changed the face of music.
"That's all technical stuff. What really matters is the artistic vision - the underlying artistic message that forms a bond (or not) with music fans."
A frustrated music historian talks more about "whatever happened to people's sense of history?"