Archive for 2007/05


It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll — at $15,000 a Seat What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where people pay $3,000 a ticket to hang with 999 other assholes and have to commit to five shows, for a total of 15 grand, for the privilege? That’s not exclusivity, that’s a clusterfuck. […]

EMI/Terra Firma

Upwards of twenty people lost their jobs at Rhino Records last week.  Were they doing a bad job?  Were they suddenly superfluous?  No, Warner Music had to make its numbers work.  And in order to do this, the company had to reduce its head count.  So losses would decline.  On paper.  Hell, you don’t need […]

In My Life

Rubber Soul All these places have their momentsWith lovers and friends I still can recallSome are dead and some are livingIn my life I’ve loved them all On the door of my mother’s refrigerator is the story of my life. We sat on the tarmac for two and a half hours.  At first it was […]

Jockeying For Position

Who’s going to win the music business war? It certainly won’t be Sony, or BMG.  Sony wants out of the music business.  As does BMG.  Unfortunately, no one can meet their price, so they’re holding for now.  But they want to get out.  Oh, there’s an expansion into music publishing, but no non-traditional ventures are […]