Mike Bloomberg wants to put the Brooklyn bridge up for sale and add tolls to other bridges. Bloomberg argues that creativity is needed in economic hard times. If the proposed tolls are for hard times, Bloomberg should be able to make the proposal with a sunset law but of course he doesn’t really want to do that.
Archive for February, 2002
DaveyD reports that Universal Pictures will be making a movie of Russel Simmons autobiography Life and Def : Sex, Drugs, Money, and God. Russell Simmons is one of the few music industry execs that has been willing to admit that there is a problem with the stuff they have been putting out in the market.
DaveyD reports that OJ will be in Cincinati to host a hip-hop concert. The artists doing a concert where OJ is involved must be really desperate. Good for O.J. going against the economic boycott in Cincinati that black leadership is trying to impose on Cincinati. I don’t get it. How is an economic boycott going to stop the police from going over handed?
The New York Times has an article on John Mayer who played at Roanoke College about a week ago. The New York Times description of his music as sounding like the Dave Matthews band without “Mr. Matthews’s taste for musical adventure…” Personally, I didn’t like his music that much although his cover of Ja Rule’s Always on Time was pretty entertaining.
The New York Times article does mention how he supported his fans bootlegging his CD’s. I have noticed a lot of other artists encouraging their fans to download the group’s music from the internet. I think every band I saw at the Warped Tour this summer encouraged bootlegging.
Teenagers are drinking a lot of alcohol. What else is new? The 25% figure is probably a lot higher than in most other countries where the drinking age is 18 and not 21.
When you have to start recruiting kids who are four years old, it is a clear sign no rational person wants to fight for your cause. (I’m talking about the Palestinians of course.
Osama got hustled. Bin Laden was stupid enough to be duped into buying a fake nuke bomb.
Bill Maher had a bunch of black artists and a on his show talking about MP3s. All the artists said bootlegging was no big deal because to them it is nothing new. Bootlegging has been going on in the cities for a long time. Ja Rule was smart enough to say that if they lower the price, consumers will start buying the CDs again.
Is the proposed studio audience for CNN’s soon-to-be, hour long Crossfire because they realize the political discussion is a joke. It would make sense. Carville on a nightly show might be entertaing enough to watch.
Ken Layne tears apart the music industry in this Fox News column.