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My Name Is Lucy Barton

Everybody comes from somewhere. Does everybody feel inferior and inadequate? I do. My mother always told me someone else was the expert, knew better, and I couldn’t compete. My father would lionize outcasts, with glasses and straight A’s, and it drove my older sister nuts, she still feels like she’s competing with Kathy Eckber. So […]

The Tsar of Love and Techno

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Marketing is a start. But it’s word of mouth that rules this world. And I’m telling you to read Anthony Marra’s new book, “The Tsar of Love and Techno.” Not because it has music in the title, but because it will make you forget about your little life […]

The John Seabrook Book

“The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory” We’re not in Kansas anymore. You will find the content of this book so offensive you will stop blaming Spotify for the death of music. Not that it’s that good. John Seabrook is a writer for the “New Yorker.” He specializes in covering what those in the industry […]

E-Book Sales Tank

“E-Book Sales Fall After New Amazon Contracts” Beware of your dream coming true. For years we’ve heard that music is undervalued, that people must pay more. But maybe the consumer doesn’t want to. That seems to be the case with e-books. When Amazon launched the Kindle no e-book was over ten bucks. A business burgeoned. […]