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The L: Fifteen years from now, do you think radio will still be around? Not talking satellite radio or online radio, but honest-to-goodness, through-the-air-waves sations?
MB: Terrestrial radio? Fifteen years? Yeah, I think so.
The L: How about 20 years then?
MB: Twenty, 30, longer termâ€¦ no, I don't think so. The real divider will be when wireless Internet is pervasive enough and reliable enough to be everywhere. Then why would you send satellites into space? I think that mode of broadcasting will die.
The L: So, now you have to tell me who the best band in all of New York is.
MB: I would say Small Black. I don't think they're revolutionizing the music world, but they're solid. Best non-NYC band is called Coyote Clean Up out of Detroit. Sort of dreamy, synthy. But there are actual lyrics, and it's not totally fuzzed out.