NASHVILLE — There’s an old (overused) saying that goes something along the lines of, never talk politics or religion around the dinner table.It’s not (necessarily) bad advice… Source: Outspoken Corb Lund says he’s done talking politics: ‘Put it in your song’ | Toronto Sun Put it in your song. I couldn’t agree more…
Source: You Should Never Quit Making Music: Here’s Why – hypebot I’ve only ever been discouraged about music once. Too much booze takes all the fun out of it for me.
A fast history of punk legends The Damned. Includes: gob, vomit, cider, sulphate, haunted mansions, Cheesey Wotsits, arguments, breakdowns and mad, bad and dangerously loud rock music Source: The Damned: an epic tale of fast living and faster music – Classic Rock Ummmm, pretty much all of this is taken word for word from the ‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’ Did you think the plebs wouldn’t notice????
How it should be played, Keith!
How a band truly plays together. No my favourite of their best songs but this is a stand out video – especially for the time – 1977.
Source: Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?” – MIT Technology Review Alone time for being creative is the most important take away for me in this brief monologue on creativity. Too many cooks do spoil the broth, most times.
Source: 5 Things We Learned From the New Lou Reed Biography | Pitchfork An interesting and apropos comment on relationship: “However, when Laurie Anderson entered the picture, this pattern changed. “Laurie’s way of handling herself, and why their relationship worked and lasted for such a long time, is she never gave up her independence. She had her own career and reputation,” adds DeCurtis. “The earlier women, I think, just tried to please him, and that was never going to work. The fact that Laurie always maintained her independence was something that kept Lou’s interest up. Anytime I was around them, he was extremely deferential to her.”
Source: Universal are tearing down all cover song videos on Facebook – RouteNote Blog It was inevitable. It is a money grab and also a power grab, cause they don’t have as much of either as they used to.
Getting press is essential for artists, but there’s no magic formula to it either. If you know these 7 things you’ll make it easier on your publicist. Source: 7 Things Publicists Wish Musicians Knew — Omari MC
“Powerman.” Source: The Kinks’ Dave Davies on His Best Riff and UFO experiences