This is an attempted reply to the comments regarding this post: First of all to Bill Smith, sorry that my new posts don't quite meet your satisfaction. I feel that I'm allowed to rant about things I am frustrated or angry with, specifically the current, sad of the music business today. Yes, I'm "mid-aged" but I don't think that I'm a "whining sissy". Again, I'm extremely frustrated and angry at current performers getting gobs of unearned money, exposure, ticket and album sales thrown at them when the artists that I feel are better have to load up the car or van, drive several hundred miles to put on a show for a few hundred (or less) dedicated fans (like me) and then drive on to the next show or back home, only to start all over again. If I had talent (a big IF) and the ability to write and sing a song, I probably wouldn't last a year in the music business. Maybe, I am a bit thin-skinned after all. And a Happy New Year to you, ALSO. See, I'm not really such a bad guy after all!
And to our frequent reader and commentator, oldfolkie, thanks for calling our attention to 2 great artists, Shotgun Party and Leela & Ellie Grace. I'm already familiar with Shotgun Party. I have most of their stuff and I like them, a lot. I'll check out the Graces soon as I get a chance. I just "discovered" a group that I also like a lot, Christabel and The Jons. Good stuff! Again, thanks for your input. Always appreciated!
PS - One more rant coming up about some horrible Christmas music I heard over the holidays that just makes me shudder. Stay tuned!
Sorry, gang but I only made it to track 09 from the post below this one. How many times can you haer about "songs I wrote in my bedroom" and high school life and tween crushes and teeny-bop heartbreak and all the boys I dated who treated me badly so I wrote a song about them? Track 08 is some sort of interview of Tay-Tay with Oprah (maybe? I don't know and I don't want to know)
PLEASE, I gotta play some Eilen Jewell or Red Molly now (you know, grown-up and intelligent music)before I become physically ill.
Remember: “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.” - H. L. Mencken. " A nation of sheep, 'nuff said.