Sexual abuse in the music industry

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“Christ’s mission on earth, however, reached far beyond considerations of national independence or servitude – to the roots of power itself, and the fearful passion men have to dominate other men.” – Malcomb Muggeridge I was asked recently if I thought that the music industry had the same degree of problems that the film industry… Read More…

Genius or Delusional

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As a consultant, I constantly run into two types of artists, those who consider themselves to be geniuses at their craft, but have very little talent, and those who have amazing talent, but do not consider themselves to be geniuses. I guess there is actually a third type and that is the artist that falls… Read More…

Concert security after Las Vegas

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Tens of thousands of people will gather this weekend for the Austin City Limits Festival, a two-week music festival about a mile from downtown Austin. “It’s gonna be the safest part of the city to be in during both weekends, just because of the sheer number of officers that will be present,” said Brian Manley,… Read More…

Tom Petty dies at 66 last night (Monday)

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When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their first album in 1976, few could have imagined they would become one of America’s biggest touring bands. They were a scrappy, gritty garage band – initially lumped in with the punk and New Wave scenes. But Petty, the son of a Florida insurance man, had an uncanny… Read More…

“Nothing new under the sun”

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The legacy of the Vietnam war still shapes America even if many are too young to remember it. The general consensus now says that Lyndon B. Johnson was lying to us about the war. Johnson served as president after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 (the controversy continues to this day of actually who… Read More…