Please remember what I'm about to say is solely based on "MY" perception of shit....
In terms of what I've come to realize as TRUTH to ME.
There's ALOT I've gotta say.....
Bout to "DROP BOMBS" on those who weren't paying attention...
And , about to confirm what MOST of you were already thinking ?!?
So, in order to keep my thoughts together.....
I'll try to "Itemize" somewhat.
Welcome to the "Good Ole' Days" / What "Fetish" are you ?
"The POWER of the World Wide Web"
( I'm sure yáll didn't see it coming...)
Even with something as "IN-YOUR-FACE"
The NEW Sexual Revolution ?
( Completely executed right from your "Desktops" )
Well, some of U did....I dunno ?!?!
In any event , things are VERY DIFFERENT...now
I LOVE it , actually.
Cause, I'm ALIVE at the turn of the century.....
Just watching this "Whole Shit" happen.
The Technology we're using today....in conjunction with
"GAME & BULLSHIT"
( depending on where U sit wit it )
IS REAL DEEP !
The "Internet" alone has GOT TO BE the Deepest thing to most folks.
( cause , if U think about it )
The very concept of a "Deity" being able to be in more than ONE PLACE at-a-time ,
is not un-like the power of "The NET" being able to reach folks in that same manner.
Cause , NOW.......U can talk to people from.....
As long as you're on THAT Portal ?!?
Don't be fooled :
There isn't a distribution company alive, with THIS type of reach.
( unless, they too... are ONLINE )
The "Porn" folks may have tapped into this power, early on.
How does one explain the replacement of the ol' Skool : "WHAT's YO SIGN ?"
with todays :
"What's YOUR Fetish ?!?"
And , mind U... the Reason I said : "Good Ole' Days?"
Cause , in 15-20 yrs. it's gonna be WAAAAY "DEEPER" out there....than it is...Today.
Hence : These ARE The Good Ole' Days.
Actually, this sorta got started in the 80's....when alot of Parents forgot that "E.T." video
was NOT the last tape in those newfangled VCR machines, from the night before...
I'd like to talk about :
Three WISE Men of the last 50yrs. !
WHO GOT GAME ?????
First up :
The Television industry was new....so was He & his wife's show.
Mr. Arnaz wanted to shoot the show on FILM...
*Which at the time was not only un-heard of , but VERY EXPENSIVE.*
The Execs at CBS were like : "No, unless YOU want to pay for it?"
And, Mr. Arnaz having the FORESIGHT said : "If I DO...I'll OWN the FILM, Right? "
CBS NOT HAVING THE FORESIGHT said : "Sure, it's all YOURS"
( Needless to say, the industry woke the Fuck Up ....QUICK ...after that )
Mr. Arnaz = "GAME"
NOW....FAST FORWARD to :
He gave away a cd last year....
And, because it was bundled in with the "Price of the Ticket ?"
It HAD to go on record as : A SALE !
( He was gonna give that cd to er'body , ANYWAY ?!? )
Prince along with David Bowie & Peter Gabriel
had embraced the InterNet , YEARS AGO ...
Prince ALREADY KNEW that music was gonna be Free.
Mr. Nelson = "GAME"
RIAA claims the music industry loses $4.2 billion worldwide, each year.
( More on that , in a second )
And , Now....Finally
The whole "Selling like Hotcakes" thing ?!?
Mr. Jobs was the first to have the foresight for...
The Milleniums 1st Pancake : "The iPod"
The only other products that are STILL "flying off of the shelves"
are a few old favorites from the 20th century :
" RIMS , HAIR CARE PRODUCTS & CASKETS "
And, now "Ring Tones" ( in addition to the cell phone industry )
Some may consider his deal with the Big 5 ( Major Labels ) thru his HUGELY successful
( Which is bascially, the NEW electronic 45 single for 99˘ )
as something that's not-so-ARTIST FRIENDLY after all...
When the math is done.
Here's an "Alternative" look at iTunes-----> CLICK HERE
Mr. Jobs = "GAME"
Phonographs : THE TRUTH
Because of Technology....we're back to Square-One, again.
The very reason for the invention of the phonograph....was to capture a performance.
( that U may not have been privileged to witness )
Which means....alot of the shit that's shoved down your throats via "Payola" etc....
No One would've wasted their time & energy recording some BULLSHIT !!
So.....Now , that Music is "Virtually" Free ?
It's back to the Truth :
U have to actually be able to "Perform" for REAL !
( In order for folks to "Truly" give a damn about spending Time & Money on YOU )
Prince is prolly THE single most important example of this today.
( And , also artists like "B.B. King" as well )
His "MUSICOLOGY TOUR" had grossed over $100 MILLION ( or More )
And believe me , Prince went easy on yall's asses...he could've charged what Madonna did ...
And , would've made more than TWICE that much !
But, He Did it ...Based on ONE TRUTH :
Being able to "DO IT " for Real !!!
Prince has a "History" of Giving you whatcha paid for...
It's not "Rocket" Science....
To fellow "Artists" & Performers....
Regarding Recording :
I'm sorry to break this to ya'll ...
IF you're NOT trying to record something we haven't heard ?
What's the Point ?
Press the STOP button
PLEASE understand that a Recording.... in THIS day & age.....
Is merely a "Flyer" for your upcoming event :
YOUR "LIVE" SHOW !
( "underground promotion" folks know what I mean by "Flyer" )
I'm always baffled when I hear kats say : "I'm working on my new cd"
TO WHAT PURPOSE ?!?
( And, I mean Kats that have been in the GAME for years )
I can't believe that most of them still.... DON'T GET IT ?
PEOPLE DO NOT "BUY" MUSIC ANYMORE !!!
Record Stores & Labels are disappearing & merging as I type.
The Most "Honest" of People WILL use the technology...
*Downloading when no one is watching*
Even just to see if they "Might" want to support your new shit.
U CANNOT STOP TECHNOLOGY !!
The SONY / BMG blunder....
From "Yahoo News"
second-largest music label surreptitiously included spyware on millions of CDs through
technology known as XCP. That technology, included on 52 Sony BMG titles, could leave computers
vulnerable to hackers"
Downloading & The French :
PARIS - A French
government crackdown on digital piracy backfired Thursday as lawmakers rebelled
by endorsing amendments to legalize the online sharing of music and movies instead of punishing
it. they were making folks Under the original proposal , if YOU were caught pirating copy-protected material would have faced
$360,000 in fines and up to three years in jail. Instead, the amendments voted would legalize file-sharing by
anyone paying a monthly royalties duty estimated at $8.50.
So, if it's....
"Wack - ahead - of - time ?"
( Which is now known as : The "Leaked" advance )
STOP RECORDING MUSIC !!
U have TRUE supporters of your Music , who will HONESTLY BUY your shit !
Er'body says they're gonna "Buy it" on tuesday....
Cause, it's a "Cardinal Sin" on message boards to actually admit they downloaded
their "Dick-riden" artist that they claim to "Ride & Die" ( an internet death ) for.
And , NEVER Forget :
Message board celebs are only as powerful.....
as YOUR ability to prove their Endorsements / Hate :
TRUE OR FALSE
The only artists that will REALLY be hurt by "File sharing"
are those that CANNOT TOUR anymore .....
Those who Had no Business in the Game to begin with !
( TALENT-LESS = THE EMPERORS NEW ARTISTS....IN DESIGNER CLOTHES )
Cause , if You STILL Got IT ....
( or EVER "HAD" IT )
You're prolly still in the game, making loot.... Regardless of CD sales
* see Prince or Dave Matthews*
Record Labels have ALWAYS screwed Artists outta their royalties for decades.
Claiming there's "No Receipts"
Well , for the 1st time in history....
Dey Asses might be telling the Truth !!!
My Suggestion :
Concentrate on THE TRUTH !
Making sure Your Show is worthy of someone spending the time & money
it takes to support your work.
The Beginning of the End :
MTV's contribution to the world of music ?
The Creator of MTV.
Who some may view as....
Depending on your perspective.
Bare in mind :
This is the SAME company that was pressured to play MJ's "Billie Jean" ?!?
Which I'm sure was the Primary reason for that album's success.
Let's Be REAL...
Michael Jackson was the 1st & only Negro in Rotation !
It's deep when "Ed Sullivan" can put MJ on at 11yrs. old...
And, they... ( MTV ) had a problem with it 13yrs. later ?
So much so..that the president of CBS threatened to snatch
"ALL" of their artists ( Journey, Men at Work etc. )
If MTV didn't play MJ's video ?!?!
*CBS / Columbia had more than 90% of all MTV's most popular artists & vids at the time*
Note: "MJ" also serves as a euphemism for BLACK ARTISTS in general...
Shit got Flipped didn't it ?
I've been so wrapped up in so many things...
That I forgot, to express my deepest appreciation.
So Far, thanks to All of YOU....who came here....in the last 4 years
( Myspace...I see you )
We're at 6.4 Million hits & counting !!
" Thank y'all "
Much LOVE to
All of the Musicians & "Smart-Girls" who stuck by me.
And continue to....
Yeah, it's MY TIME !!
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