Friday, March 27, 2009
I also read yesterday that Dan Seals died. Many will remember him for his pop and country hits. I will remember him as a member of the Southwest F.O.B. and their great late sixties hit "The Smell of Incense".
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I have worked with Los Straitjackets since their inception something like 15 years ago. They are one of the top instrumental groups in the world. What impresses me most about this band is that they continuously think up ways to push the boundaries of their genre and they have taken the concept of surf instrumentals way beyond the beach. Their new album "Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets" has just been released on Yep Roc.
Plus, this picture cracks me up.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
"The notion that radio is somehow harming property rights is silly. The artist is in essence an employee of the label and is supposed to be paid by the label."
I followed her up to the second sentence. I don't suppose that Ms. Rought has ever read a recording agreement, most of which make it explicitly clear that the artist is not an employee of the label. Nor do I believe that Ms. Rought has considered the thousands of artists who release their music independently. As I said above, I don't know how this debate can be resolved but I am certain that these absurd outdated assumptions need to be done away with.