"Some days I don't even know where I'm from anymore. Most days I can't remember what town I've left or where I'm heading to..."
Some make money. Some survive. Some die. Cream rises. So does hot air. In the words of Stephen Leacock, "The harder I work the luckier I get."
In a recent interview, Alice Cooper offers some advice to bands on the run. Having been through the wringer and survived to tell his story, advice from Vincent Furnier is advice worth heeding.
Jerry Lee Lewis: "I worry about whether I'm going to heaven or hell."
Ex-Talking Head, David Byrne speaks out in the NYT: "Musicians are entrepreneurs. We are essentially partners with the labels, and should be treated that way...."
"The sad thing is that most people doing the bitching don’t understand they come across as dinosaurs. They need to look around the radio station, the newsroom, the studio and at station events and listen to what the new generation is talking about...".
"It was totally cheating, but I must confess that I slept better on that mattress than I usually do at home... I’ve never 'slept in' at a festival before in my life."
Sports are more addictive than prescription drugs and there is no cure. Once hooked, forever enslaved. I know from personal experience.
QUESTION posed by Karen Bliss in Billboard magazine: "Why would a multinational corporation -- Universal being the largest record company in the world -- need a million dollars that could go to help more of the upstarts?"