To give you an idea of how dire the proceedings were, perhaps the best music of the evening was the lilting cover version of the Church hit, 'Under The Milky Way' in the Lincoln car commercial during the break.
The music industry must be smarter, and speak with one voice as an industry to be recognized as a force for good. Combined, we have the untapped potential of millions of live music fans, waiting to make their nation a better place.
The guy whose band, Dire Straits, sold 120 million records has made a CD that will be appreciated mostly by the smallest cohort of music lovers: smart, literate grownups who can read without moving their lips.
In an under-reported move, Ticketmaster-owned Echomusic dumped a whole bunch of artists with 30 days notice, took their content, and in effect cast them into the netherworld of cached pages and lost content.