Wednesday, December 19, 2001

WHEN YOU MARKET MUSIC LIKE SOAP, DON'T BE SURPRISED WHEN AUDIENCES LOSE THEIR PASSION FOR IT
Music industry in the pits! This excellent Salon.com article details many, many reasons why the music industry is falling apart and audiences don't care. I particularly liked the details on how a $49.50 Britney Spears concert ticket was further inflated with $26 of service fees.

For $76, I expect a lap dance.
.



THESE THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEN IN THREES
R&B legend and world's oldest teenage Rufus Thomas died in Memphis. To the end, he remained pissed off at Sam Phillips for dropping him from Sun Records post-Elvis even though Rufus gave the label its first hit (Bear Cat). In documentaries, Thomas came off as something of a bitter, goofy nut job. But a lot of that was an act. His place in rock and blues history is secure and even though that might not have made him rich, it did make him respected.

No comments: