The Convention

I don’t recognize my country.

For this I blame the Republicans.

Not the rank and file voters, but the establishment, the elite, which has preached hatred for so long that now we end up with a country divided between the knowledgeable and the ignorant, the tax-free and the worker bee, those who think the government is anathema and those who know that freedom means nothing without protection.

Ohio is an open carry state.

How can this be?

Ever held a gun? One of the scariest experiences possible. You immediately feel the power. To maim, to kill. Sure, you can shoot targets but so many want their firearms for protection, even though it’s their kin they end up shooting.

You can’t make a western movie or television show because ratings are so low, but it’s “Maverick” and “Bonanza” 24/7 in these bizarre places where people can shoulder rifles publicly. If this is freedom, I want no part of it.

And I abhor the fact that the media hasn’t pissed on this convention which is a Trump party speaking to so few. That’s right, they moved the stage up to the middle, because there aren’t enough people to fill the place. But, rather than point out that this is the fringe, with cuckoo ideas, the talking heads heap gravitas upon these hatemongers twisting the truth.

If you listen to Ted Cruz you believe that Obama is dead set on the destruction of America.

But Cruz didn’t win the nomination. No one could beat Trump because there wasn’t a reasonable Republican candidate extant. One embodying their agenda of kissing the ass of the poor while paying fealty to the rich. If you think cutting the budget of the IRS is a boon to our country you don’t know that most people file a short form, they don’t even itemize their deductions, it’s the fat cats that do that, these same ultra-rich who now go unsupervised and don’t pay. Like Trump himself, who won’t even release his returns, because he’s afraid we’ll find out he’s gaming the system and not that rich to begin with. What kind of screwed up party is this anyway? That reveres the rich but is made up of the ignorant and poor, who believe their chance is coming the same way nitwits who play the lottery and drop out of school believe if they can only get on reality TV, their lives will be made.

This ain’t America.

With a Congress dead set on thwarting every effort by the other party and the President. The call it “governance,” not “do-nothingism.” These same people who won’t even approve a centrist Supreme Court Justice. Hillary, do me a favor, when you win, and you will, nominate a true lefty, cast Merrick Garland aside, you can’t work with these people, you’ve got to go for the jugular and show them who’s boss, that the game can’t be rigged. If you lose, you accept it. As opposed to stopping all action like a five year old crying because his mom took away his toys.

The Republicans have defined the debate.

Government is bad and inept and the rich know better and if you stopped taxing them money would rain down all over this great nation of ours. They keep saying the big issue is the national debt when the truth is interest rates have stayed at marginal levels for years and running a country is not like balancing your home budget.

Disputing this would require you to have some knowledge, some insight.

But that’s the Republican game, fanning the flames of ignorance while working behind the scenes to foster an agenda for the very few, the one percent.

Meanwhile, the Democrats have blinked, let the Republicans set the agenda, lefties are afraid to take a hard stand because of the reaction, as if they never watched the NBA and don’t realize the Republicans are working the refs. That’s right, say anything contrary to their agenda and you’re inundated with blowback. But that does not mean you should refrain from speaking the truth.

And there’s little veracity at this convention.

The elite have lost control of their own narrative.

It’s as if tribute bands took over for the real thing. Tribute bands who kept saying tickets for superstars are too high and if we let any new music gain traction our society will die.

Someone’s got to speak the truth. Someone’s got to stand up to this inanity.

I’m not saying the Democrats are perfect, that Hillary isn’t a flawed candidate.

But I am saying that Trump and his ilk are INSANE!

And no one will say so, not his party or the talking head media.

Sometimes there aren’t two sides to every story. Sometimes people are just plain wrong, no matter how many believe the untruths.

We thought Nixon was divisive?

He was a veritable prince compared to Trump. He was a Democrat by today’s standards. Oh, how far we’ve come.

But there is a solution. All you’ve got to do is get out and vote. There are more of us than them, like I said, they couldn’t even fill the damn arena.

It’s truly time for us to take our imperfect, already great country back.

ARE YOU WITH ME??

Chaos Monkeys Update

I’m finished.

I’d like to tell you it’s an easy satisfying read but the truth is despite the book being billed as a Facebook expose, the first half, when Antonio Garcia Martinez is delineating his travails in a startup, is much more interesting than the details of his tenure at the social network thereafter.

And the dirty little secret is most acquisitions are acqui-hires, for talent as opposed to product, and the bandied about number is oftentimes much higher than reality, never mind needing to work at the new establishment for years to get your payout, but there are a ton of lessons in this book that should be heeded.

“People go into startups thinking that the technical problems are the challenge… No, every real problem in startups is a people problem, and as such they’re the hardest to solve, as they often don’t have a real solution, much less a ready software fix.”

Ideas are a dime a dozen, execution is everything. And to succeed you need a team, and that group only succeeds if you can get along. People look at Hollywood and think they could move out west and triumph, do a better job, and why is it all these people without an education, certainly not from a top-notch institution, are succeeding? Because they know people. Sure, you might see the misdeeds in the media, but the truth is winners in the entertainment business are cunning individuals who’ve entranced an entire posse who will lay down for them. It’s about loyalty. And you incur this via favors, by connecting, by getting along. Not by being a doormat, but by being fun and getting things done.

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

That’s Mario Andretti speaking.

I wrestle with this, I don’t want to make mistakes. I’m trying to learn to lose control. I always think of the Beatles, who got everything right, then again, they were making it up as they went along, they were clueless at the time. The problem might be that I know too much, or that I operate in fields already well-defined. The greats venture into the unknown and create something out of thin air, and when you don’t know where you’re going you’re definitely going to go the wrong way some of the time.

“As Geoff Ralston, a YC partner told us: people don’t really change, they just become better actors.”

It’s the adjustment that adds friction, that prevents an enterprise from moving forward. Once the game is defined, everybody knows their role, but when there’s chaos, greatness can emerge. Meanwhile, I’ve said for years that people in relationships don’t change. I don’t want to believe this is true. I want to believe people can gain awareness and adjust. Then again, everything someone tells you on a first date is true, believe them, it’s these unguarded revelations that will come to haunt you in the future. What you didn’t believe, what you thought was cute, you’ll find totally true and abhorrent as time goes by, even if it does explain so much.

“PG was our genius guru, but like many brilliant minds, he occasionally got things flamingly and egregiously wrong, and this was one such instance.”

Or as James Taylor put it in “Lighthouse”:

But just because I might be standing here
That don’t mean I won’t be wrong this time
You could follow me and lose your mind

We’re all looking for beacons, we’re all looking for guidance. But it’s best to accumulate data and trust your own instincts, then you only have yourself to blame.

Or, as Bob Dylan sang:

Don’t follow leaders
Watch the parking meters

“in Silicon Valley, the Land of No Sarcasm”

That’s what easterners don’t understand about California, the optimism, the can-do spirit, the ability to make friends with enemies and move on like the past didn’t happen.

On the east coast it’s dreary, everybody’s bringing each other down. It’s a cutting atmosphere whereas California is an uplifting atmosphere, and if you were brought up in the east it seems so phony. AND IT IS! But then you realize you like it this way, that everybody’s into their own trip and ignoring you, you’re free of the barbs, if not the sharp elbows. Yes, everybody in California wants to get ahead, and if you’re in their way, watch out, they’re not about to lend a helping hand.

“In VC (venture capital), as often in life, it’s the incompetent and insecure who are generally the assholes; the masterful and successful – not to mention those universally perceived as the best in their field – are playing the long game.”

Like Tom Freston. Who never luxuriates in his status, is always endearing and delegates as opposed to consolidating power. What a difference from Philippe Daumann, who will lose his job at Viacom and never work again, as opposed to Freston, who is one of the engines behind Vice’s success. Vice is MTV on steroids, it’s much more than music. News is today’s music, if only the musicians understood this.

“I gave him an extended version of our pitch, which he consumed with that look of rapt attention, accompanied by staccato bursts of questions, which was the unmistakable sign of sincere investor interest.”

1. Listen, nothing endears you to people more.

2. Ask questions, it demonstrates interest.

3. If people aren’t laser-focused on you and your pitch and want to know more, you know you’ve failed.

4. The greats will give you all their attention until they won’t. Don’t waste their time and don’t be offended when they’ve moved on. They remember what’s important to them, and if you made an impression, you’re seared into their brain.

“America still loves an underdog, and you’ll be surprised at how many allies come out of the woodwork when some obnoxious incumbent is challenged by a scrappy startup with a convincing story.”

You have friends you are unaware of until you find out you share a common enemy. Then they’ll go to war with you and support you in your effort to rectify an injustice. You are not the first victim of this bullying jerk who believes the world bends to their will. You know, the asshole who tells you you’ll never work again after you stand up for yourself. That person has always been imperious. The world is a web of relationships, and someone can always get to the perpetrator, you’ve just got to work your network to achieve the desired result.

“So long as you maintain unit cohesion and a shared sense of purpose, and have the basic rudiments of living, you will outlast, outfight, and out-rage any company that sets out to destroy you. Men with nothing to lose will stop at nothing to win.”

This is why upstarts succeed. They’re willing to work harder, stay up all night, live in substandard conditions and sacrifice all for the goal. Every winner has a tale of utmost sacrifice. If they don’t, they’re lying. Or their success is paper-thin and about to be revealed.

“To quote Balzac, ‘The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a forgotten crime, as the crime was properly done.'”

People forget. They just see where you are, not how you got there. Joe Kennedy was a bootlegger. Sean Parker started at Napster… Once you’ve got the cash, status and gravitas come naturally.

“In a world where superficial relationships and glib bullshit are the rule, there’s nothing more fearsome than to see true loyalty at work.”

People will go out of their way for you, they like to help, it makes them feel good, and if they can settle a score in the process, even better.

“The harsh reality is this: to have influence in the world, you need to be willing and able to reward your friends and punish your enemies.”

Those who are nice and offend no one don’t succeed. They become vice-presidents and stall out. The true movers and shakers spread the wealth and gain allies, and they’re willing to go after their enemies’ jugular.

“First, the ability to monomaniacally and obsessively focus on one thing and one thing only, at the expense of everything else in life.”

Are you willing to sacrifice everything to make it? Not only a steady income, but a roof over your head, good food on the table and a relationship and children? If so, you have a chance of making it. If not, you’re already in the rearview mirror.

“Second, the ability to take and endure endless amounts of shit.”

It hurts, but it’s the only way to the top. If you’re unwilling to be on the receiving end of tons of doo-doo, justified or unjustified, you don’t have the cojones to make it. You’re gonna make mistakes, and there are others who just want to keep you down and dissuade you, deal with it.

“Love is grand, but hate and fear last longer.”

This is the cynicism losers abhor.

“I observe that some men, like bad runners in the stadium, abandon their purposes when close to the goal; while it is at that particular point, more than at any other, that others secure the victory over their rivals. —Polybius, Histories”

Can you close? Or do you dream of success and when you get to contract you start thinking about the millions of ways it can go wrong and are afraid to sign. I know, I’ve got this fear, I’m trying to overcome it, trying to realize that all deals are imperfect and you never know what will happen after you leave the starting line. Could be bad, but could be incredibly great too. As I always say, you never know what will happen once you walk out your front door.

“Do they have that ‘lean and hungry look’ of Cassius in Julius Caesar, and eat at dingy taquerias, or perhaps live off cheap staples like ramen or food substitutes? Those are the truly dangerous ones, the ones who live like organized crime trigger men, guerrilla fighters, or sailors at sea – eating shitty food and living in cheap, dumpy crash pads – and who couldn’t give a damn about quality of life. Those are the people to fear, because they don’t need anything an antagonist can deprive them of.”

Whew! When you got nothin’, you got nothin’ to lose. You win on your brains and hard effort, not your sports car or fancy office.

“Here’s another lesson for the aspiring startupista: don’t skimp on lawyers.”

They’re cheap in the end. And the best ones not only know the game, but the players. You’re looking for advice and protection, and those never come cheap.

“Lawyers didn’t get into law because they’re good at business; bamboozle them however so long as they get cracking.”

You can’t sell your law practice in California. There is no asset value to your firm. Lawyers don’t have all the money, their clients do.

“Such scheming happens either by phone or in person, with no emails or messaging involved. That’s when you can tell you’re really in some juicy shit; conversely, if you’re still emailing about it, there’s actually nothing real going on.”

Because there’s no paper trail, no record, nothing to subpoena.

“Often, given the reigning shabby-chic aesthetic, you couldn’t immediately distinguish between the technohipsters and the drugged-out homeless. (As the hardened SoMa veteran joke goes: the homeless have Android phones, while the techies have iPhones.)”

It’s true. If you’re using Android, you’re behind the curve, you’re a joke, primarily because you’re not on iMessage. Technohipsters love to group message on iMessage, comments can fly fast and furiously. And if you’re on Android, you’re left out. Don’t argue, it’s such a small, inexpensive part of the game, just get an iPhone.

“Team-work? Who ever made a fortune by team-work? There’s only one way to make a fortune and that’s to down the fellow who’s up against you. – W. Somerset Maugham, ‘Straight Flush'”

You’re in it together until you find out you’re not. The truth is people are out for themselves. The sooner you learn this, the better off you’ll be. Your business partners will stab you in the back, leave you out, do what’s expedient. If your husband or wife does this, you’ve chosen really badly, re-evaluate your criteria.

“I asked Sacca, who ignored my inquiries; as we were to learn, this was a man who only ever talked his book.”

Chris Sacca’s another one whose past has been forgotten now that he’s become a billionaire. Look into his efforts with Philip Falcone, would you have done that? I know Sacca, he came to Aspen and spoke twice. He blew the attendees’ minds, demonstrating what Google, his then employer, could do for you, which the music biz people in attendance were clueless as to. Then I wrote about it and Sacca said his speech was off the record, which he’d never said, and then he REWROTE my missive and told me to post that. I just took the post down. But that’s Sacca, a man who needs no introduction who thinks he owns the world and is now on “Shark Tank.” By “his book,” Martinez means Sacca, an investor in the startup, gives advice and pulls strings that are beneficial to him. In this case Sacca had and still has a big stake in Twitter, so he wanted the acquisition to happen there.

“If you can only be good at one thing, be good at lying…because if you’re good at lying, you’re good at everything. – @gselevator”

Think about this. Once you’ve left the field of honesty, everything is up for grabs.

“As every new arrival in California comes to learn, that superficially sunny ‘Hi!’ they get from everybody is really, ‘Fuck you, I don’t care.'”

Natives don’t want to be your friend. Best to align yourself with transplants.

“Have a mad vision, and you’re a kook. Get a crowd to believe in it as well, and you’re a leader.”

Or as Joe Walsh put it:

Everybody’s so different
I haven’t changed

“That was the uniquely piratical attitude: if you could get shit done and quickly, nobody cared much about credentials or traditional legalistic morality. The hacker ethos prevailed above all.”

That’s the California tech ethos, it’s all about results. No one cares where you went to school or who your parents are, it all comes down to “What have you done for me lately?”

“Facebook is full of true believers who really, really, really are not doing it for the money, and really, really will not stop until every man, woman, and child on earth is staring into a blue-framed window with a Facebook logo.”

Determination is everything, never underestimate the power of the true believer. Remember when Google+ was gonna kill Facebook? That didn’t happen.

“In general, be it at startups or aggressive companies like Facebook, there should be a cultural bias for launching.”

Get your record out as opposed to making sure it’s perfect. This is something the old cats can’t fathom but the young acts understand.

“As in life, so in business: maintain a bias for action over inaction.”

When you’re unsure, go for it!

“This too shall pass. What befell Sun could befall us too, so MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS!”

One day Facebook will die. The major labels are surviving on their catalogs, which they wield as power in negotiations, without the old tracks upstarts would rule. But in tech, the assets fade very quickly, he not busy being born is busy dying.

“If we don’t create the thing that kills Facebook, someone else will. ‘Embracing change’ isn’t enough. It has to be so hardwired into who we are that even talking about it seems redundant. The Internet is not a friendly place. Things that don’t stay relevant don’t even get the luxury of leaving ruins. They disappear.”

This is how tech beat the music business. You don’t accept the blows, you give them.

“A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point. – Leon Festinger et al., When Prophecy Fails

This is why despite the “New York Times” attacking Trump every damn day, he still stands. Where were the Democrats when the underclass was suffering as a result of trade deals? As for the Republicans, they defined the debate, Hillary is a liar, Obama is ruining the country…to the point where Democrats are on defense. But despite playing the long game, the Republicans lost touch with their base completely and now their party is in disarray and no one is reunifying it.

“All ambitious men want either to please their fathers or to punch them in the goddamned face.”

Well-adjusted people don’t win. Winners have deep-seated anger, frustrations and inadequacies that make them play so hard and succeed, to demonstrate their worth.

“How did we finally get on the right track? The way Facebook sussed out anything: it mooched information from potential acquirees and business partners via meetings of dubious good faith, and then figured out how to hack the outside world to its advantage. It’s what every large company with incumbent leverage does, incidentally.”

Don’t trust the man. He’ll entice you with candy, take everything you’ve got and leave your carcass by the roadway. You might have a legal case, but good luck finding enough dough to sue the deep pocket.

“When confronted with an unwelcome social situation (which is most of them), I default to a Terry Gross pose of interviewing journalist.”

Me too! This is why we read, to see ourselves in print, to feel so not alone. When I’m anxious, when it’s quiet, I start asking questions. People will tell you anything and everything. But I judge those who never reciprocate, who never ask me about me, and they’re few and far between, the people who care about anybody but themselves.

“Facebook had no interest in real innovation. It liked its faxes. Like any large company, Facebook would always aim to create monopoly pricing power and maintain information asymmetry, rather than drive true innovation. If Facebook played with the outside world, it always played with loaded dice.”

The “Innovator’s Dilemma” is your friend. Every established enterprise leans on its past, it’s your opening to disrupt them.

“There’s a negative selection in which the cream (or whatever it is that initially rises) gets constantly skimmed off, and you are what’s left after years of continual skimming.”

It’s a rat race out there, become complacent and not only are you left behind, YOU’RE OUT!

“To quote Theodor Herzl, ‘If you will it, it is no dream; and if you do not will it, a dream it will remain.'”

It’s all about the effort, success comes through hard work.

Chaos Monkeys” is a hard read. And, when you get to the Facebook half your eyes start to glaze over a bit. But it’s more than worth plowing through, for the insights, for the lessons… Martinez Googled everybody he was gonna meet with. Life is about preparation, but don’t be so busy preparing that you don’t play, because once the game begins…ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!

“Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley”

Katy Perry-Rise

What kind of crazy fucked-up world do we live in where Katy Perry’s Olympic anthem is exclusive to Apple Music yet freely available to stream on YouTube/Vevo?

This is why the music industry is losing its battle with YouTube and the government, it’s a self-dealing only for cash enterprise that puts the fan last. No wonder the fans don’t care.

Katy’s team could have said NO to Apple, which is acting more and more like a parody of Engulf & Devour from that Mel Brooks movie only with less humor and even less success.

And then there’s inane Apple proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board for a minimum publishing rate on streams which in reality is just an underhanded shot at Spotify’s free tier, one news outlets sussed out immediately.

WHERE ARE YOU TIM COOK???

Apple’s brand is built on loyalty, there must be belief. Meanwhile, Jimmy Iovine has single-handedly put a dent in your image, turning so many off to your company when you have no hit product in the marketplace and you must do your best to shore up and burnish your image.

There’s been one misstep after another since Apple Music has been launched, whether it be pushing U2’s lame new album upon everybody or screwing up users’ iTunes library. You changed all the art on mine, which I spent dozens of hours getting right. I want my time back, but no one cares about me, you’re just busy playing insider footsie with an enterprise with an image so bad its customers had no problem stealing its wares willy-nilly, yes, I’m talking about you, recorded music industry.

Exclusives are not fan-friendly.

But since when did the music business care about the fan, especially when money is involved? Hell, acts would rather let scalpers reap the upside of underpriced tickets than raise the prices to fair market value, which would kill bots overnight. But no, not in the music business, where a fake image is everything.

And then there’s the double-dealing. Katy’s worried about being Kanye, keeping his new album on Tidal such that no one heard it. So she puts it on YouTube/Vevo. The truth is no one wants to be left out, no one wants their music to go unheard, NO ONE wants to put it behind a paywall. Yet we keep hearing from the industry that YouTube is the enemy???

And how does Apple Music’s exclusive strategy even work when the tracks are available elsewhere? Why should someone sign up for the streaming service? As for sales… If you think sales still matter you don’t have a Netflix account, and kids do, they just use their parents’ password and steal what is unavailable. The movie industry has its head even further up its ass than the music business.

Let the best streaming service win.

And right now, even the “New York Times” believes the Apple Music interface is lame. How about doing some work on the underlying product instead of the penumbra? It’d be like saying your laptop case is made of gold but your operating system is riddled with bugs.

Greedy bastards selling out for a buck, employing subterfuge behind an opaque scrim.

Same as it ever was.

And the public knows it.

“Apple, in Seeming Jab at Spotify, Proposes Simpler Songwriting Royalties”

“Spotify and Apple Music: The Goth vs. the Stoner”

Roger Ailes

And sooner or later
Everybody’s kingdom must end
And I’m so afraid your courtiers
Cannot be called best friends

“The King Must Die”
Elton John

Roger harassed Megyn. He’s soon to be gone.

Sources: Megyn Kelly Told Murdoch Investigators That Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her

This is what happens when you think you’re bigger than the game, that the rules don’t apply to you, that if you just circle the wagons and fight hard enough you’ll make it through. The end comes when you least expect it.

Gretchen Carlson realized you win in the court of public opinion, that if you’ve made it to the courtroom you’ve already lost. Which is something the music business could learn, it’s shaming the well-liked YouTube and its inane efforts to change the law are just that, crazy and ineffectual.

When you’re the top dog, people are gunning for you. And your best chance for success is to be nice to those below you. Because the same dudes you abused on your way up you might meet up on your way down (thank you Allen Toussaint!)

On one hand Ailes established the new paradigm, one the Democrats and celebrities have still not adjusted and adhered to. You don’t apologize, you don’t show weakness, once you grant an opening the public will pour through, and most people were never on your side to begin with. Fox News might win in cable news, but that’s barely better than winning the Little League World Series. You see not that many people watch. But the left can’t stop pointing out the bias, playing right into Ailes’s hand, making his outlet ever more powerful. Donald Trump used this same game to win the Republican nomination. You might be laughing that Melania cribbed her speech from Michelle, but so far no one on Trump’s team is admitting it, and his fans cannot be swayed from their belief in him, the same way Swifties believe Taylor is always right.

So what happens now?

The only band to survive the loss of its lead singer is Van Halen. And despite record success with Sammy, most fans prefer the Dave iteration. Sure, Genesis called Phil Collins up from the drums to replace Peter Gabriel, and now oldies acts like Foreigner are touring with faux frontmen, but the truth is individuals make a difference, especially in the United States, the land of the rugged individual.

Apple is a shadow of itself without Steve Jobs.

And if you expect Fox News to survive in its present incarnation you think there’s a Red Rocker of news.

It’s possible, but probably not.

Life is a long game. You do your best to outlast your enemies.

But if you want to kill them along the way, you’ve got to go for the jugular, you’ve got to play rough.

No one condones sexual harassment, no one condones rape. Prove it and you’ve got an instant correction factor.

You want your opponent to touch the third rail and die instantly.

And that’s what Gretchen Carlson did.

So, so long Roger Ailes. A fat cat from the past who thought brains trumped behavior. Politics might be show business for ugly people, but not every entertainer is entitled to a lifetime career.

And so long Bill O’Reilly. No one’s got your back. There are no wagons to circle. Like a superstar deejay fired from the clear channel station you’re gonna find you’re expendable, the institution is bigger than any individual. And America abhors a bully.

So long blond bombshell anchors showing their legs on camera. You’re gonna have to appeal with your brains as opposed to your looks.

And so long Fox News. It’ll exist in name, but the Murdoch brothers won’t tolerate its present agenda, they’re lefties, they want a mellower version at best, one that puts out trial balloons as opposed to employing a scorched earth policy.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Yesterday “New York” printed that Ailes was history and the Fox people denied it. Today, “New York” doubled-down, they said not only was the station’s star Megyn Kelly harassed, but Ailes would step down by August 1st.

Republicans have lost control of their own party. And now their house organ has taken a huge hit, news is up for grabs.

This is a correction factor. Not only will it aid women in the workplace, it demonstrates they have power, that they can play the game as well as the boys.

This is a victory for truth, justice and the American Way.

The king is dead, the king is dead

Elton John – The King Must Die – Spotify

Elton John – The King Must Die – YouTube