How to make mayonnaise (hint: you start with eggs...)
Anywho, I managed to sift through the single most pompous interview ever, in order to farm this little hidden gem:
Compare the advent of digital recording to an event in the history of food or agriculture.
Mayonnaise is as it is now known a bastardization of the Sauce Mayonnaise every saucier learns to make his first season as an apprentice. Pre-packaged mayonnaise sold in jars is almost nothing but tasteless vegetable oil and water, emulsified by gum and gelatin. I think this product is analogous in many ways to the CD, and it's introduction has degraded the standard of eating in much the same way digital recording has degraded the standard of music.
We'll avoid the obvious fact that both the question and response are a fantastic example of non sequitur logic and just say that, sorry, Steve, but digital recording has nothing whatsoever to do with the standard of music. Or mayonnaise, for that matter. I realize, of course, that you know that as well as I do, and you were just trying to figure out a cute way to get your mayonnaise recipe in to what is obviously an e-mail interview, but even so, since the God Hath Spake, this will get bandied about the Interwebs for time immemorial (it may be 10 years old already, for all I know).
Or, to put it crystal clear to the fanboys: there is just as much (if not more) singular shit recorded through tubes, on to tape and cut to vinyl. THE MEDIUM IS NOT THE MESSAGE. Shitty songs won't be improved by good technique, and a great song will survive the worst recording methods.