May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Monday, March 23, 2009


John Mellencamp on the State of the Music Industry

While this piece does provide some great insight about what has happened to the music industry, it doesn't seem to have answers.  I wonder if there even are any, other than to just make music and do your best to get it out there?

Here is a quote for the ages:
Nora Guthrie, Woody's daughter, once told me a story about a reception she was at where Bob Dylan was in attendance. The business people there were quietly commenting on how unsociable Dylan seemed to them, not what they imagined an encounter with Dylan would be like. When that observation about Dylan's behavior and disposition were mentioned to Nora, the response was very profound. She said that Bob Dylan was not put on this earth to participate in cocktail chatter with strangers. Bob Dylan's purpose in life is to write great songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are A' Changin'."

And another quote:
"There is no street for the music to rise up from. There is no time for the music to develop in a natural way that we can all embrace when it ripens and matures. That's why the general public doesn't really care. It's not that the people don't still love music; of course they do. It's just the way it is presented to them that ignores their humanity."

lyrics: "I see your face and you tempt my dreams."
From Photograph by Def Leppard

pax hominibus,
agape to all,

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