A Year in Music – 2019 – Jamie Cameron (The Last Dinosaur)
by Killian Laher
Let’s begin with 2019. What music/albums have you enjoyed most this year?
Do you think this decade has been good for music? What are your highlights?
I’m not sure I’d say the decade has been particularly good for the creators but I’m in no doubt that some of the most vital, indispensable music has been created throughout.
Here’s a random selection of highlights:
Is streaming taking over from owning music completely?
Never completely, there’s a steady base of vinyl and cassette collectors and I’m fairly confident it won’t be too long before CDs have a nostalgia renaissance. Streaming will be a stepping stone to another destination.
Anything really big for you musically that ten years ago, you had no interest in?
Yes; computer recording. I put it off for a long time which meant I just ground to a halt with recording as my multitrack recorder wasn’t fit for the purpose anymore. Really happy that I finally confronted it and am now (after a bit of a learning curve) getting to grips with everything, having some fun. I’m also producing some bits for other people and collaborating, not something I ever particularly did.
Is music as important for you as it was ten years ago?
It’s just as important but it’s always moving in regards to the focus of importance. Currently it’s recording, experimenting, exiting a few creative boxes finally.
How are things yourself, have you any interesting projects going on?
I’m happy to say that things are the most exciting, and most prolific than they’ve been since the start of the decade. I have two albums finished (a new Last Dinosaur album and one for a side project I’m excited about), half of another album for the same side project, the start of an EP for a second collaboration, and a couple of random Last Dinosaur tracks that I don’t know what to do with at the moment but will probably release at some point. 2020 will be a busy year.