Another Look Back at the Music Business

Posted: February 5, 2020 in MUSIC, Poetry
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It’s a hand grenade of high frequencies
Placed right between your eyes.
Easy to guess now where it came from;
Years of rock and roll caught you by surprise.

So much harder just to sit and talk these days
In a thin blue funk of purple haze.
Forcing the rhyme within tired rhythms
Simple technologies each a new craze.

You’re in it. You’re on it.
But can’t admit that you want it.
You buy it. You waste it.
Much more than a phase. It’s the New Craze.

It used to take talent and a lot of hours
People loved you for who you are.
Now it’s the beautiful, the extreme
Making a grab for your last dollar.

You need a law degree, and some Marketing
Even web design or sound engineer.
Craft miraculous songs but it won’t matter
Without looks and cash there is no career.

You’re in it. You’re on it.
But can’t admit that you want it.
You buy it. You waste it.
It’s just the New Craze.

Comments
  1. Nicole says:

    I love this! As a photographer, I’ve gotten to know the business well over the years. I have many acquaintances/friends in the business and the things I’ve seen, the stories they’ve told me…but I love stories and music and photography too much to stop. That’s how I got into it in the first place. Again, this is great! Thank you for sharing!

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