Archive for 2013/04

Zach Braff’s Kickstarter

kickstarter – wish-i-was-here Remember when all the bands were selling albums at Wal-Mart? That was five years ago. And nobody does it anymore. The paradigm’s toast. Just like name your own price, the Radiohead “In Rainbows” promotion. The reason the Wal-Mart scheme worked is because it was the EAGLES! Who hadn’t released an album in […]

Bugging Me

THE VINYL REVOLUTION It’s a hobby. Like stamp collecting. Albeit with a lot more press. Just because you spinners are yelling at the top of your lungs that does not mean the rest of us care. While you’re at it, why don’t you bring back dial telephones, typewriters, cathode-ray TVs, pagers… AMBULATORY PEOPLE WITH HANDICAP […]

My Birthday

You want a #19. I have birthday traditions. You know how institutions of higher learning have all those rules you’ve got to follow for no good reason other than everybody before you did the same damn thing? Well, I’m my own stuff-shirted traditionalist, it all hearkens back to… 1977. Yup, that’s when I went to […]

Constant Creation

Here today, gone tomorrow. That’s the modern paradigm. When what you want to do is stay in the public eye, in people’s minds, you don’t want to be forgotten. That is why the album format is working against you. 1. If you’re making an album-length statement, a story, a concept, go for it. But twelve […]