Twittering Machines began simply – as a way for friends to share records. When listening to or talking about music, the current amazing record is put aside as the next comes into focus. And so on. Twittering Machines was to be our music-memory repository. And so it is.
The name of this site was inspired by Paul Klee’s Twittering Machine coupled with the fact that in order to listen to recorded music we must employ some sort of mechanism. As is so often the case when discussing the reproduction of recorded music, we can endlessly bemoan this fact and the inevitable difference between live and record or accept and enjoy each as its own kind of experience. I’m fully in favor of the latter approach.