Following Shirley Manson’s open letter to Kanye West, veteran singer/songwriter Michael McDonald has chipped in with his own thoughts.

Thankfully, it’s not an open letter, it’s part of an interview on The Dan Lebatard Show, but it’s real old man shouting at clouds stuff. In short, McDonald doesn’t trust music made with computers or by young people – that’s about the gist of it.

“I don’t think it even really bears too much thought”, says McDonald. “It’s pretty obvious what Kanye’s problem is. When Kanye gets to a point where he can actually put a couple of notes together either vocally or two bars of valid music playing an instrument, then he might have a right to criticize somebody else. Until then I think he’s just talking to hear the sound of his own voice. The whole kinda cut-and-paste thing is a certain kind of artform all by itself. I don’t know if I call it songwriting from a musician’s standpoint. Beck is obviously a consummate musician. He plays instruments, many instruments. He can make his own record without having a fleet of computer operators onboard.” [via Hypetrak]

In more Kanye fall-out news, there’s now a ‘Loser’/Kanye Grammys rant mash-up doing the rounds. Watch it here.



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