The very reason HappyParts came to be – broadband and the so-called leveled playin’ field. It’s partly true. You can run a label from anywhere now. And yes broadband makes it easier. However – the very people we rely on to listen to music, and perhaps write about releases – still request plastic, and also tend to listen to music sent by jet set pluggers, and that costs more cash. We need Obama’s campaign to guide us- “Change we can believe in.” Another scary reality- media respond to hired pluggers, more than labels themselves. It used to be the other way around in the 90’s. But I was down for minute, and things changed.
Please enjoy this Randall Roberts article – I dig his candor. Perhaps it will motivate jet set to ‘cool out’ on the plastic. I did however- request that he pretend HappyParts is based in Los Angeles – that way our releases make those piles, and not be traded for Hawkwind re-issues. Only selling or ‘trading’ out of town artists – indeed suggests addictive behavior- in rehab, they call it “rationalizing.” I can’t drink anymore, but smokin’ weed is cool. Randall – perhaps you can accompany me to a Plastic Anonymous meeting next time I come to LA? There’s a program for everything. Godspeed. Amazin’ article man. Thank you.
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