Caveat Emptor

This category is for gripes, complaints, and general whining about the state of the world. These posts most likely do not have anything to do with making music. Buyer Beware!

But the computer says…

I’ve often heard complaints from folks in various industries and in the arts about the dismal state of our education system that fails to teach children to think for themselves, to creatively problem solve, and consider solutions outside of the “normal” way of doing things. I’ve seen some of this over the years and I’m …

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This Made Me Smile

“Validation” – The Smile Video. 16 minutes – relax and smile! Of course, smiling is good for your health and it’s easy to spread the happiness virus when you smile but smiling is also useful for confounding the watchers.

“Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss”

I don’t have a dog in this race but I watch with great interest:
As artists seek to bypass the RIAA/Mafia and turn to the web and self publishing/promoting, interesting things happen. Sites have sprung up to help fledgling artists get their work out to the masses but who benefits? One new site – Bebo – has just been sold to a subsidiary of Time Warner, generating some controversy. I like the reference to "sharecroppers". The ever-wise Burning Bird has this to say. The plot, as usual, thickens.