Archive for 2015/11

Adele Lessons

1. MUSIC, NOT TRENDS There’s been a huge focus on what’s hot as opposed to what’s good. John Seabrook delineated the “track and hook” singles that dominate today’s Top Forty, but could it be that old-fashioned melody, with memorable changes and a good vocal, is what most people really want to hear? Could it be […]

Planned Parenthood

Why is it the same knee-jerk Republicans freaking out about ISIS are fostering terrorism in the homeland? Recruiting and influencing loonies to do their dirty work to eliminate the evil scourge known as abortion? Imposing their beliefs upon a populace that may not agree, in a nation founded upon religious freedom, never mind personal liberty? […]

Broken Together

What if perfection doesn’t exist? What if what you’re looking for can’t be found? They tell us we can be anything we want to be, even President. Then not only do we not want to be CEO of the country, but we just can’t grab the brass ring, as we get older we can’t even […]

Adele Sets Sales Record?

This is not a victory for the rank and file. The artists railing against streaming applaud Adele’s success after keeping “25” from Spotify, et al…they just don’t know it’s the last gasp of a dying paradigm and the birth of a new one. That’s right, you won’t see albums released in the fourth quarter for […]