Music

Play it again, Sam Some recordings of Sam Smith’s band and other groups he played with The attack on jazz Thelonius Monk Upright falldown Jocko Henderson Why we need a natural music movement Music’s real problem is downgrading, not downloading Factories of fame Where the music went Why you don’t have to care about Michael Jackson Bass players My accordion … Continue reading Music

Activism

How one guy became an activist When symbols compete with reality A subversive for our times On rebellion Why cross cultural coalitions are important Thanks, Pope Where change really comes from   Running out of change   The Clinton-Obama-Alinsky myth   Activism  Moving towards a movement Becoming and living as an activist   Rebellions contain … Continue reading Activism

Music’s real problem is downgrading, not downloading

Sam Smith Missing from the righteous outrage over the attacks on the Internet by the film and recording industries has been fact that movies and music are quite different. From its beginning, music has been the one the few forms of art intended to be replicated and shared and not just absorbed. There are no … Continue reading Music’s real problem is downgrading, not downloading

I can’t hear the music. . . There’s a lawyer in my ear

Sam Smith I recently went to the Progressive Review’s music page and clicked on a link to a jazz video from many years ago. Instead of the video I found this: “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.” I began clicking other links – to … Continue reading I can’t hear the music. . . There’s a lawyer in my ear