General

Welcome to My New Home

After many years of spreading my content and thoughts all over the internet, I’ve decided to make this website my new home. I will be writing on this site, and I am in the process of migrating all of my other writing here as well. So, read away. Some guidelines: I often write on the […]

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Politics

Half of the Country Did Nothing

47% of the U.S. did not participate at all in the “historic” 2016 election. Don’t worry, I’m not going to drone on, but I am still going to harp on this FACT: 47% of the country DID NOT VOTE AT ALL. That’s embarrassing, as it always has been, but it’s also important. When you say […]

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Music Business

Spotify is Not Going to Save Music

Get over it, streaming is not the savior…yet  This may be hard for some of you to read. I’m sorry. Spotify continues to tip their hand at their true intentions, and it is as I — and some others — have long suspected, not to save music. Hell, it may not even be involved with music at some point. […]

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Personal

Saying Goodbye to Books

The brutal work of downsizing I’m not a hoarder. I’m not a clean a freak either. I’m somewhere in between, I suppose. What I definitely am though, is a softie sentimentalist. This week begins a necessary purge of my offices and studio. Anyone who is a creative has tons of little tchotchkes (like my Jesus […]

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Music Business

Stop Whining and Sign the Crappy YouTube Music Deal

If you haven’t heard by now, there is a huge row over YouTube’s treatment of independent labels in regards to their launch of a music streaming service tentatively called “YouTube Music Pass.” Here’s the Wall St. Journal’s take Here’s the Bloomberg article teasing that you may lose your Adele videos. Here’s Digital Music News very […]

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