Busy day ahead, but a couple of newsy notes have come across my desk that I thought might be of interest for this week’s All-Star Jam. Let’s kick things off with this tribute to Kamala Harris, who according to some right-wing nut has a “Jezebel spirit.”
Now, for a story in the New York Times that interested me… I hope you can get past the paywall. If not, this piece starts with an artist who saw his albums being resold on Discogs for as high as $77, so he priced his new album at $77, thinking he might as well get that money. And he has! The article also references the single copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album that was released and auctioned off years ago, an event I was highly jealous of, because I’d been thinking for years, as a highly unsuccessful artist, Why bother pressing 1000 independently released albums when we could press one and possibly sell it at a high enough price to equal what we make when we press 1000 and end up with 600 unsold copies in my garage? Plenty of food for thought in this article.
The other newsy note I want to pass along is an oldie but goodie for most of us, but how great is Jimi Hendrix‘s version of “All Along the Watchtower”?
Jam on it!