Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Different Tunes...Okay, I'll talk about music

Hundreds of Radio Stations in Payola Probe scream the headlines.
I was at the peak of my recording career when this happened in the late 1980's. The results of that particular 'house cleaning' resulted in a lot of independant labels getting their products on the charts.
The playing field was made level for indies that didn't have the deep corporate ahem, um, 'connections' the majors had so there were a bunch of new acts as well as name acts[no longer the sweetheart of a major] on indy labels that got through the door and received some airplay. [I'm inviting any music industry folks out there to kindly correct me about any of this stuff like payola].

So based on what happened in the late 80's I predict a slight shift in the current musical trends and within the next six months you'll hear different tunes and see different 'players' getting their 15 minutes. Then a year from that time expect business as usual after the correct palms have been greased and everyone plays nice-nice until the next batch of politicians have nothing better to do...but I digress.
-- I hope it's for the better.
Hmmm, the timing might be perfect for Sly Stone...

Future Of Music Coalition Urges FCC To Investigate Allegations Of Radio Payola

Mi2N - Music Industry News Network

All sorts of goodies on this page from The FMC

George Washington Carver

My hero. Anyone who can be industrious enough to figure out how to utilize a peanut is my hero. In general I'm a big fan of inventors and inventing.
Did you know that George Washington Carver and Henry Ford worked together on an alternative fuel made from soybean? [We sure could use that formula now...]

I'm thinking Sushi...

...or fried calamari. I really am. I'll be back...