Ever wonder about the mysterious world your brain travels to when you start to daydream without notice, or when you experience that dreamlike, transcendental state that briefly occurs before you jolt up in a slightly confused haze?
Of course our largest area of discourse will be our polar opposite views on the way in which music creators are being compensated (or not compensated) in the current digital economy...(yours being: stream away and embrace the new era; mine -- fair market value for my content, please).
The Gothard Sisters, three sisters who are "multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA," have a new CD out this week, Mountain Rose.
I can't say anything more than others have about B.B. King. Except perhaps that my mother loved her "Blues Boy" more than any other musician in the world. They were both from Mississippi, for one thing. But there was a whole lot more to it than that.
I think that theater, with an eye to the development of new performative languages and adaptation to the times, will manage to redeem its role in upcoming years, a role that is as indispensable for every community as that of a hospital or school.
Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.
You don't need to look at the next innovation from Apple to learn what you should be applying to your venture. If you want to create a loyal following but don't have a huge budget, learn from the people who achieve these goals on limited resources all the time: musicians.
Things go awry in life. Things go colossally awry in the entertainment business: Musicians cancel hours before televised concerts and screenwriters get creative cold feet. However, the two true tales below prove the entertainment universe rewards inventive action.