Monthly Archives: December 2014

Signature Sound Songs

Have you ever noticed how some signature sounds become an indelible part of how a song is remembered?  There are just some unique sounds that are so distinctive, that they become permanently associated with the song, forever.  Any attempt to … Continue reading

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The Corrosive Effect of Pay to Play on Artists

Yesterday, I posted an article about the prevalence of pay to play, or payola, in modern mainstream radio.  It isn’t officially acknowledged, or even legal, but it goes on in many clandestine and disguised ways.  Rest assured that any mainstream … Continue reading

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Radio’s Inevitable Day of Reckoning

The jig is up for radio (or should that read, “The gig is up”?).  Radio is on the verge of falling off a cliff. I have honest, decent, hard-working friends in radio and still more that depend on radio for … Continue reading

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Could We Be Thinking and Creating Less?

I read an article, over the weekend that argued, convincingly, that human progress has ground to a halt.  The age of breakthroughs appears to be over.  We seem to be creating, but only the most trivial, derivative things.  Here is … Continue reading

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Will Robots Replace Creatives?

There’s been a lot of talk about robots replacing people, lately.  Here’s an example of the genre: http://www.businessinsider.com/50-percent-unemployment-robot-economy-2013-1?IR=T#ixzz3JEIycAaG Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have both issued grave warnings about Artificial Intelligence killing off humanity and out-evolving us, and their arguments … Continue reading

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Where Will We Get the Skills?

There was an idiot on the radio, the other morning, as there all too frequently is.  He was a journalist interviewing a guest, talking about the economy.  The hoary old subject of Britain’s decline as artisans, craftspeople and as the … Continue reading

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