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Re: OT: why musicians can't eat -- and why radio is so bad

Title: RE: OT: why musicians can't eat -- and why radio is so bad
CD's are like books..they have to be opened to be appreciated. Just like no one generally thinks of donuts until they smell the store..and while one can usually afford to be impulsive about such things,knowing they dig donuts..people are skeptical and hesitant to plop down $14.99 for something that could end up rotting in the jewel case after one play.  Considering the huge amount of crap on the radio..'specially here in Orlando..aka White Trash Hollywood Theme Park..and that it's allowed to continue year after year leads me to believe that the music being played has succeeded in anesthetizing the masses..and only music masked as a new drug..or vice versa, will wake the deaf. I'm trying to get a head's up on this one myself, because my dears, I'm very hungry, and it's the karma-soothing employment of teaching that's barely sustaining me. I can't even afford to take my Jam Man in to get fixed so I can put on a proper performance. Forget shows..we should go door-to-door with Cd's and headphones like we're canvassing for Greenpeace..
Sorry so long.....Jehn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 12:48 PM
Subject: RE: OT: why musicians can't eat -- and why radio is so bad

coworker just noted that she didn't recognize any of them, and that was it.  No
curiosity, no interest, nothing.

And I realize now that most of my friends and acquaintances who aren't
musicians still won't buy a CD unless they've heard a few songs from it on
the radio. 

** yeah, i think this is true of many, many people. on the other hand, there are musicians (in particular) who never listen to the radio, etc., and have decided that it is all shit out there. as i get older i'm trying to be more open-minded.