Meant to have this up sooner, but once I sat down to put it together it flowed nicely, and in fact I was able to create some good thoughts on the fly, which is always gratifying. One of the things on my mind a lot of late is the extent to which fandoms and other… Read More Content Blues, the Podcast: Episode 5 – What is Indy Can Never Di
Doing this fell by the wayside as I was wrapped up in bringing Caligula to market (The Kindle Countdown deal is going well, by the way). But having a few free evenings, I was able to clear out the notebook and talk about some stuff I’d meant to all summer. Here are the results.
Back in the 90’s, when concepts such as “youth culture” seemed relevant to me, I was known to lament the chokehold Boomers had over pop culture. Every time the same damn Beatles songs were repackaged into a new format, I got incredibly annoyed, especially when someone my age bought it. Looking back, this exercise seems… Read More The Milennial Nostalgia Machine
The Hulu documentary is a hoot. It’s more about the lie, the huckstering, Billy McFarland as the Incompetent P.T. Barnum of the time. The Netflix doc was more about How Not to Put On A Music Festival. This is about how people got suckered into believing something that was not physically possible. All from the… Read More Quick Review: Fyre Fraud
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/dsi3mz/TDTU7.m4a In this episode, I talk about the future: how social media is the thing we love to hate, and how analog records came back from the grave.
I’m tired of being right all the time.
Two reasons: 1. As you age, your critical faculties improve. When you first discover pop music, it’s like the rush of first love. You’re a blank slate and the music just writes itself into you. It becomes identity. And you immerse yourself into it. And after enough songs, you start getting readier and readier to… Read More Why Music Sounds Bad When You Get Older
I am generally distrustful of bipartisan legislation, especially when the CEO of RIAA is this enthusiastic, but this doesn’t look too bad on its face: A key provision of the bill is for Congress to establish the equivalent of a SoundExchange for songwriters to track credits and distribute royalties when digital services use their work.… Read More Music Modernization Bill Sounds Good.
I know I do this randomly and seemingly out of a sense of restlessness, but this time I think I may keep it a while. I’ve soured of the giant-header themes: no one needs to scroll through an image to get to the content. This one is clean, has the content front and center, and… Read More Theme-Hunting and Other Follies