Archive for the ‘Facebook’ Category

Seriously now, why is there this need to join so many things online and live lives in virtual worlds? (Source: With Friendship) Once upon a yesterday, it stoked one’s ego and upped the ante on the social ladder to be welcomed in to a private club. (Source Psychopedia) Gawd knows how much my ex-wife wanted [...]

(Source: Social Web School) Anyone who has followed this con for what is now years and know all about click farms in India and the buying and selling of Facebook “likes”, YouTube “views” and Twitter “followers” must have been squirming at the space the mighty Guardian devoted today to prove the same thing. Excuse me, [...]

What David Grohl says above has gone viral- and for good reason: It’s the truth and the very essence of what music is and should be but has lost its way through hype, fake, scripted soundbites and a generation brain frozen to worship false idols. (Source: American Idol Net) As Grohl mentioned when talking about [...]

(Source: Weighty Matters) Facebook leaves me cold, but I am a big fan of Twitter in that it’s very quick 140 words communications and easy to “unfollow” and block the haters. (Souorce: App 01) This is one of the worst things about so-called “social media”- allowing in the haters- and also, more relevant and worrying, [...]

(Source: Southamton) As we all agree, there is so much more music around today- in fact, so much music that much of it gets lost in the clutter. (Source: Amazon AWS) The key as always is how to first get this music heard and once this is accomplished, then what? Oh, please, not “social media” [...]

(Source: Mshcdn) Sometimes,like an old Kinks song, we are dedicated followers of fashion- and often led by our noses without really examining what we are purchasing. Sadly, we tend to buy trends and also get some false security from those with a good tale to spin and buzzwords. Hear that they once worked for Yahoo- [...]

(source: Madras Geek) But how does anyone make any MONEY outta music? This was what a group of us ex-music execs were discussing last night before saying, to hell, with it and losing ourselves in the bowels and bosom of a karaoke club that David Lynch would find weird. But before this, we played the [...]

(Source: Wikalenda) There is something about artists who bring out “unadorned” music on their YouTube channels that, for some reason, just does not translate when recorded in a proper studio and with all the bells and whistles and posses of producers. I don’t know why, but perhaps the recordings become “too perfect” or lose their [...]

My old friend Scott wrote in recently about the need for songs- you know, ones with real melodies, soaring choruses and with words that make sense and lines that rhyme. In his email, Scott mentioned all those legendary Brill Building Songwriters- Carole King, Neil Diamond, Gerry Goffin etc- and how a duo like the Jayesslee [...]

Sometimes you start writing and you have no idea where it will lead and how it will end and which is why words and linking them with thoughts can be a trippy magical mystery tour. It’s like writing a song and not knowing where the next line will come from and how you got there. [...]