Here's lovely little reminiscence from Sonny Rollins from today's New York Times about what led to the period of practicing on the Williamsburg Bridge that led to him reinventing his sound and style to the benefit of us all.
Here's a 1968 BBC documentary on the same subject -
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The SCATV compound is closed for the
In which I actually stand up for millionaires
Here's a interesting snapshot of today's shiny new music industry -
Geoff Barrow from the at-one-time big-unit-shifting band Portishead reports that he made a whopping $2,511.79 after taxes from 34,000,000 plays on the various streaming services (and yes, the British pay a lot of taxes, but not that much, so sit down Grover Norquist). This reminded me of something non-starving-artist Steven Tyler said once at Famous Music College (after my time there though) "What it's all about when you make it big is that on every dollar, they keep 75 cents and give you 25 cents. Then every time they see you, they tell you how shiny your quarter is."