Musical interlude for a quiet Monday evening
I dedicate this to all you speculators out there, all you whiz kids with all the answers, all the conundrums figured precisely. Here is A Shot in the
I know all of us have most likely at one time or another heard this Mancini marvel but give it a listen again. Don’t turn it off thinking, yeah, I
know this and have heard it before. At least get to the middle of the piece where the grooviest, lowest, smoothest base organ ever tears it up in slow
motion joined by some out of mind nail it down trombones.
I think music is mesmerizing in that it can lull us into certain mental states that, like a drug, demand more and more of the same. The music
industrial complex relies upon this to know where to focus it's financial investments. It's the money and not the art. The art is just a tool and when
it is overly utilized for reasons other than it's own nature, it becomes routine hack.
The Music Industrial Complex will not take chances. They will promote only what is a good gamble to keep the coffers full with little chance of an
unknown style or under appreciated genre. Artists are sucked up into it's maw and turned into celebrities and super stars while leaving a myriad of
other equally as talented people exploring a wide variety of musical creativity behind.
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