"If you have nothin' to hide, you have nothin' to worry about..."
Hasn't that been the refrain of so-called conservatives since they rammed the PATRIOT Act down our throats in the wake of 9/11? "It's OK if the gubmint looks up your butt because if you ain't a terrist, you ain't got nothin' to worry about no how." That's pretty much how it goes when they want to spit in the face of the Framers and wipe their rotund asses with our sacred Constitution. Read it all
Recent remarks in Israel regarding "culture" reveal much about his nature and intentions
Let's face it: Racism exists. We're not even ten generations removed from slavery, fer cripesakes. Bigotry exists. People judge and hate based on stupid criteria. A lot of people will vote against Obama simply because they can't stand his very curly hair and perma-tan. A lot of those people will never admit it to you. They will tell you all about their "black friends," but basically, they're racists. Read it all
The more I think about this, the more sense it makes, so I'll share it.
To use the word "music" as a modifier to the word "business" or "industry" degrades the word "music." True music is and will always be above commerce. I'm not saying commerce is bad. Hell, I'm not even saying that making a buck off music is intrinsically bad, but the money should flow as a consequence of music. The music should never be subservient to the money.
The problem with the "music business" is that it produces the business music.
Playing it. Listening to it. Dreaming it in swirling musical notations that I can't quite read... it makes me loopy. It makes me so light that I float, like a really good yoga or acupressure session. Actually, it is very much like that. Read it all
It all started when I met Natalie at an art show in Long Island City, Queens. I took the following picture (among many others -- absolutely magnificent view!) there that night just before walking in: Read it all