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From: solomoney DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/20/02 12:51 PM 
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 94.1 
There's No Business Like Show Business cept for Monkey Biz........P.T. Barnum said "there's a sucker born every minute" and he was almost right because it seems in Music there's a ripoff every beat to the time ticking the numbers game run by Record Companies headed by attornies and accountants where the artist is no longer important because he can be cloned and sampled by machines making Live Performance obselete except in Salons and Mini Venues paid for by the artists themselves wanting to play to a Live Audience outside of TV and Internet.  VERIZON, EMI, WB, WEA, are losing fortunes by the minute and the newbies are scrambling for the EXITS as the Tax authorities clamp down on the .Coms and the Goodies and Mom n Pops.  There is no longer any equal protection under the law.  Its every songwriter for himself and now the only ones making a living are the Auditors.  Producers today are a Dozen for a Dime.......Brother can You Spare a Dime?  I personally don't know where all my fortunes went but now that I've lived so long so well I really don't miss the dollars as much as my friends now gone and no amount of dollars can bring back the fun we had together making Music together. 
 
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From: solomoney DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/21/02 11:17 AM 
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 94.2 in reply to 94.1 
What's it all about?  Why make music other than to make it?  You get an instrument and practice, play, record, perform, travel, only to come Full Circle home again, in the hope your work was received well and maybe you made enough to pay the rent for another season.  Your albums come out after long last and sell respectably as air play increases and it feels good.  Then the royalties start to trickle in and the record company sends checks to cover your share over the cost of production and promotion.  If your lucky and have good management and publishers you get enough to keep on till your next advance based on new production for which you're charged while the record company reissues your old material time and time again while you receive nothing.  Then you wonder, why am I doing all this work to make others so rich and I'm just getting by?  The answer is Blowing In the Wind, my friend and just being a Rolling Stone, cause that's the way it is until you pass on to the great Jam in the Sky and finally are recogized and remembered by those whose continue to pick and sing your choruses while the lawyers get your share. 
 

 
From: solomoney DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/25/02 12:46 AM 
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 94.3 in reply to 94.2 

Lets go down to the moonlit bay.....you and me down by the bay

come onbabe whattyasay you and me on moonlit bay

Some day I will...........Radio Margaritaville........Jimmy Buffet...........some day........some day.......somedayIwill.........

On the Sony Vaio sitting on the oldoakbar is Tony Arnolds DVD....mono....16mm colour .........of 15 artists filmed at Cafe' au Go Go...............right now its B.B. King going off with a band fare exit ............Now JONI MITCHELL............PRETTY BEAUTIFULL PLAYING SINGING GREAT.     radiomargarittaville........old man rythym is in my shoes............ooooey baby wont you let me take you on a  sea cruise.............got the boogie woogie............oooooooey baby 

 

 
From: solomoney DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/25/02 1:07 AM 
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 94.4 in reply to 94.3 

what's your destination....................pay the price for America............strange invention..........reggae........oh myohmy what a strange invention.........Radio Margaritaville.............Roger Goose, Matt benton..........mac macanally,,,,new orleans ......green eyed radio.......cowboy ballet.....how do you take your coffee?

Go back to New York go home......

Goodbye forever to public relations.......starting life over is never too late.....get hipoly.

Island In the Sea..........my personal Utopia where I can hide fo................Back up vocals 5 girls ..........Im the King somewhere hutchelse.  Hutch......dance the night away......just a beach.............king of somewhere hot......with the music in my soul makes me start to lose control...............Im the King somewhere hutch..........someday I hope to find my queen      King of somewhere hot........I dont care how hard you look you wont find me in a book.............King of somewhere hot.......................................

 

 

 
From: solomoney DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/25/02 1:46 AM 
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 94.5 in reply to 94.4 

jerry rose.......mowed the lawn...........

big bang company

Little Feat ......pizza pie.......

Buffett radiomargarita      great stuff     

 

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