Book Notes - Susan Rieger "The Heirs" - In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors incl...
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Reagan's much-vaunted trickle-down theory said that wealth tricked down to the masses from the elite at the top. Now we've found out that this is patently untrue -- the current economic collapse reflects this self-serving folly. The same holds for music. It doesn't trickle down; it percolates up from the artists, from word of mouth, from the streets and rises up to the general populace. Constrained by the workings of SoundScan/BDS, music now came from the top and was rammed down people's throats.
"Costello, the pop encyclopedia, can reinvent the past in his own image"
This is the brand new video for "Penny On The Train Track". Starring Ben Kweller's remarkable 82 year old grandmother, Bubbie. Filmed by Ben and edited by Ryan Foregger in NYC.
Hobos are people who move around looking for work, tramps are people who move around but don't look for work, and bums are people who don't move and don't work. I've been all three.
The chorus contains some advice:
'what you see is what you get'.