Category Archives: Music

The Anatomy, Physiology and Function of “Wake Me Up”

Not long ago, I heard a song that was released in 2014 by an artist named Avicii called “Wake Me Up”. It’s well written, efficiently constructed (in the same way a pre-fabricated plastic shed one might purchase at Home Depot is … Continue reading

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Zoe Keating vs. Darth Vader in “Culture Wars VI; Return Of The Artist”

Currrently, there is a whole lot of flap and furore going on about Zoe Keating and the draconian policies that Google/ YouTube are attempting to smack her (and, presumably, every other artist who uses their service) down with.  By Zoe’s … Continue reading

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INNOVATION, APPROPRIATION AND CONTEXT

I wrote this essay in response to two questions I was recently asked. The first question pertained to an ongoing discussion about the state of affairs in music. The second question pertained to my personal guidelines regarding what I consider … Continue reading

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ARTISTS OF THE WORLD, UNITE

Artists-  You’re being forced into an untenable position by your increasing inability to earn a living from your efforts and hard work. You’re also being dictated to daily- schooled- by multitudes of business people (music and otherwise), so-called pundits, internet … Continue reading

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The Facade of 300

I think I just got the true significance of the new music company, 300. In my estimation, there’s much more here than what first meets the eye.                   Up till now, streaming … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Re Recording Your Masters

One upon a time, at the tender age of 23, I found myself in a recording studio working on record with no less of a personage than Herbie Hancock. This recording was meant to mark the end of Herbie’s tenure … Continue reading

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ART VS ENTERTAINMENT PT2- THERE IS NO ART INDUSTRY

The other day, I saw a blog posted on Facebook which largely condemned not only contemporary popular music, but this culture that permits and encourages such music and spectacle to take place for us and our children to see. I … Continue reading

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