Having a band used to be cool. A punch of weirdos gathering in a dark basement making noise together. It’s still cool. What makes it even more wicked, is the ability to have a virtual band, where each one of the band members are in different physical locations, don’t know each other, play alone by jamming alone to each others’ video recordings and then remixing the whole thing together as a song once the recordings are made available.
On Youtube, ClipBandits shows off how this works. Google’s Youtube quite naturally facilitates such activity through video responses.
Play a bit of guitar and put it online. Some other guy will download it and sing on top of it. Put that online and some other guys will play the bass and drums on top of the previous works. In the end you have a band and a full piece. Moby creates his own music by recording each instrument separately and then putting everything together. Now a group of people can do it, not even agreeing together to play in the same band.
What next? First Internet kitchen creating decentralized co-created meals? That would be fun… I can make the dough for our pizza. Now we just need a way to teleport my creation to your place… Oh yeah, sharing the recipe.