Thursday, April 20, 2006

Death By A Thousand Cuts

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench... a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.” - Hunter S. Thompson

WARNING: This blog site contains InDepth material that could be intellectually challenging and potentially alarming to individuals without ears or creative imaginations. Viewer discretion is advised.

When Dollars And Cents Meet Heart And Soul
The Cost Of Dedication In The Music Industry

“Your Money or Your Loyalty”
The music industry, in decline and disgrace, like many others today, faces almost certain implosion if it continues on its path to self-destruction. Global music sales decline consecutively, year after year. Record labels point to illegal file sharing as a reason for falling revenue. Other possible factors for the deterioration include decreased disposable household income and a rise in video music and games sales. Simply put, the post-recession financial rewards that many businesses now reap aren’t being realized in the music business. Therefore, the leaders in this industry must examine their driving corporate values. [Read the Music Dish article]

The monolithic music industry and vapid terrestrial radio are dead

Meanwhile...he not busy being born is busy dying...

I recall something my friend JGP once said about my songs

Now how did that go again...?

He said they’re ..."from the heart...of the mind...and for the soul"

So...without further ado...FRANKtalk proudly presents


You can read all about how Bob Dylan was inspired to create this historic and totally cool new show by checking out Lee Abrams Blog

Lee Abrams is the XM Radio Exec who pitched the show to Dylan

Something is happening here Mr. Jones so for more perspective on the ultra hip cool factor aka Bob Dylan dig these SF Gate photos

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Talking Points: A truly historic Bob Dylan album was released on Sept.11/01 called Love And Theft. It quickly became an instant classic taking its place among the very best of Bob’s records. Of course, its release was completely overshadowed on that fateful date in American history, but it received rave reviews everywhere. The final song on that CD is called Sugar Baby and it is surely fitting as a dénouement on that album. But it is also fitting in this context as Bob now brings his personal music library to his XM Radio Show.

Spotlight: Right Wing Bob has a scoop on early reports from the new Bob Dylan Show so check it out as part of your Bob as radio host discovery. Here's the permalink for easy future reference. Right Wing Bob is featured in my Scribes & Illuminators sidebar scroll section at the right side of this RWB should be.


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