The Medium Is The Message by TQX

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Springing forth from the trials of lockdown 2020 comes a trans-continental musical study of both the charms and consequences of technology. In particular its impact on true, human connection.

The Medium is the Message features music by Melbourne-based Barney McAll, lyrics by Greta Gertler Gold, vocals by Alexa Ford and Gian Slater’s Invenio Choir. With NYC-based rhythm section of Jonathan Maron (Groove Collective) and Matt Johnston (Jeff Buckley), the song at times takes off into an otherworldly realm.

With a music video slated for release in April, the creative team behind this song is hosting a Zoom Launch Party on March 19 (AEDT) at 12 o’clock (8pm EST USA, so that the NYC-based collaborators can reconnect technology-style for the birth of their brilliant new Single.


"The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by the Canadian communication theorist Marshall McLuhan and introduced in his Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, published in 1964.[1][2] McLuhan proposes that a communication medium itself, not the messages it carries, should be the primary focus of study. He showed that artifacts as media affect any society by their characteristics, or content.

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The Medium is the Message

Blood dripping from my hard drive
Having such a hard time
Trying to connect
Did I hear you were a human being?

Bones creeping through the concrete
Layers of my psyche
Can you penetrate?
Get me out from behind my screen

All I seem to do is feed the cloud
Flying up into the sky
my lonely heart

Want to upgrade
Want to replace
Want to erase
All the ways that
We time-waste
Can we back up
Cut some slack
I don't wanna face this life alone

What's the weather like?
Will you walk somewhere with me?
So tired of pretending that we're free

Every thought is commodified
Status updates
Follow like or hide
Posting pictures of your embryo
Isn't it enough just to
See your child grow?

All I seem to do is feed the cloud
Flying up into the sky
My lonely heart

Particles of information bleed
And they run amok
My life's your shopping cart

Want to upgrade
Want to replace
Want to erase
All the ways that
We time-waste
Can we back up
Cut some slack?
I don't wanna face this life alone

The Medium is the Message

credits

released March 19, 2021
Written by Greta Gertler Gold and Barney McAll ft. Alexa Ford and Invenio Choir
Alexa Ford - Vocals
Barney McAll - Keys
Jon Maron - Bass
Matt Johnson - Drums


Mixed by Adam Gold

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Barney McAll New York, New York

Barney McAll is a Grammy nominated ARIA winning artist who has worked with luminaries such as ; Gary Bartz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, SIA, Daniel Merriweather, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesely and Dewey Redman. Barney has played on over 100 recordings and has 25 solo records. ... more

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