Continued from “Music in the Digital Era: The echo chamber.” (Continued) Part 2- I don’t make music to be popular, and I won’t not be who I am. I won’t go easy on you, because nobody ever went easy on me. I don’t care if my direct words with purposeful meaning and intention scares you, […]Read more "Music in the Digital Era part 2 — A Dead Horse in the Ocean"
Sports Round-up Watching all these sports fan trip over the first Amendment… It’s almost as if everybody is just running around trying to point out all the things nobody around them is doing, while taking credit for all the people who have done something, all to avoid their own deficit of sacrifice for country. Hate […]Read more "Colin Kaepernick: Sports Round-up"
The Panama papers should lock up those bankers, or The World is a rich mans zoo. All manner of paradoxes now in the light; who could ever snooze? Lend a finger, if you would, to poke out the Eye that objectifies humanity. Hold it open, look inside… Feel that abyss eating you alive?… That’s just […]Read more "Poem: Panama Papers better lock up them bankers"
Part 8 — The Impossible and The Unknown Every business has an initial investment of time, money and resources to get going. Being an artist and making a living has to be a compatible endeavor, if we want music to progress. It’s the act of creating that is the unique and valuable thing that […]Read more "Music in the Digital Era: Part 8 — The impossible and the unknown"
Part 7– The artist centric business model The music industry is corporate and monopolized. Everybody is real nice about telling you to get the fuck out of their forest. The independent music industry could be a description of the groups of people who care about one thing: being a part of getting good music out […]Read more "Music in the Digital Era: Part 7 —- The Artist-centric business model"
Part 6 — Pearls, Swine, and the infinity of opinions There were no clubs that had lines down the block for rock bands in 2014. The band had to bring that audience, not the club or promoter. Record label executives weren’t waiting in the wings to woo us. Most industry people we wanted to work […]Read more "Music in the Digital Era: Part 6 — Pearls, Swine, and the infinity of opinions"
Part 5– The “Shallow Money trench” Analogy However impossible it may seem…the reason is, you’re not famous enough. In January 2014, Kaspars and I were debating the validity of the recordings we had just done on a commercial level, and working on our musical connection on stage while Alex was just getting back from traveling […]Read more "Music in the Digital Era: Part 5: The Shallow Money Trench Analogy"