Connection

The music….how does it connect with you?

Because it’s different for everyone.
For some it’s lyrics, others it’s “beat” (rhythm pules etc.).
And still what about the energy of it?  The vibration of it?

As you can see above, the boys like to have fun and I think that’s essential.
If it’s not fun then why do it?

There’s no Biz like ShowBiz
There’s no night like October 13th
There’s no time to be posting acoustic performances

A big thanks to Alex and Ani!

A big thank you to everyone at Carolyn’s Sakonnet vineyard last night.  They shot a video of us doing “Let’s Burn Everything” and that’s on it’s way.

Last years video doesn’t look to shabby though.

When they listen

And they write about it.  Thanks BC.

Ancestry

Early on I remember reading somewhere “your ancestors worked twice as hard for have as much” in response to “the gripe.”  What an incredible world we have and yet people will find reason to complain.

Seeing a fake news (or rather an “angled” news article) about Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen “hitting the road” to tour because he can’t sustain his income on record sales alone really hits home in the “record sales revenue” debate.  And, it doesn’t.

Did the 69 year old invest, diversify, own anything in the 30 plus years of 6 or possibly 7 figure income earning?  Just how much is his bottom line and how much does he need to pull in?   Is it so bad that he needs to “hit the road” to eat?

The article makes it sound that way.

The best part about the music “biz” is that the clothes have come off.  And, that’s the worst part too.  You can dress pop music up with millions of fake hits and pings from the third world corridor to tell the youth, “this is popular” and “this is the song of the summer” but you don’t get the same results.

And yet, self funding is heavier than it’s ever been, and for those curious enough to look for it, there’s great art being made out there.

I’m happy with my crew of supporters.  I’m surrounded by people who have an intelligent imagination and information (some more than others) on what it is that I do everyday, and why it is that I do it.

They come out of the woodwork.  They send me thank you’s, and sometimes just money because they want me to keep writing, keep producing.

And that’s why I do it.

 

Blues on the Beach (detour ahead)

20,000 people on a beach in CT (Short Beach in Stratford, CT).  And, it’s going to happen again this Saturday night.   GO