YouTube is a blessing and a curse. My husband likes to wander around the videos and more than once, I’ve walked into the sunroom to see some crazy stuff on the big screen. I don’t pay much attention to ‘YouTubers’ unless they’re musicians, poets, or indie filmmakers. That’s the reason I said to myself, Who?, when I read headlines about Jake Paul’s Calabasas (CA) house getting raided by the feds.
What did Paul do to deserve a search by the FBI? Continue reading “Busted by the Fibbies: Jake Paul—new to me but not to 20.2 million subscribers”
The morning news brought an update on a legal case dating to 2018 regarding a contract related to Coachella policy. Originally tossed, the case is now back in play. We should ask ourselves if the overturn was a good idea.
Is Soul’d Out’s case reasonable? Continue reading “Musicians, note: Is Soul’d Out lawsuit over Coachella reasonable?”
California will welcome indie musicians to Grass Valley October 19-21 for the Grass Roots Festival. At a time when packaged music dominates airwaves and streams, the organizers of this festival view it as a “ragtag roots artist insurgency.” What, exactly, does that mean? Continue reading “‘Ragtag roots artist insurgency’ set for Grass Roots Festival in Grass Valley”
Depending on the type of music, concerts can sometimes go south very quickly. Now there’s a story breaking about a punk rock singer who allegedly spit in a fan’s face and then allegedly proceeded to hit the man too. The dustup was about politics, ever-present today in some music scenes partly as a means of the band catering to the corporate machine controlling their revenue. How’d it all get started? Continue reading “Advice to musicians: Don’t beat up fans like this singer allegedly did”
Confession time. I didn’t even know San Jose (CA) had a country music station. That’s embarrassing. What’s more interesting? I didn’t know the West Coast had a “Dancing Cowboy” who’s all over country music. Twitter, despite being a cesspool, does have some bright moments. Dancing Cowboy’s Twitter feed turned out to be a bright moment for me. Continue reading “Who knew San Jose had a Dancing Cowboy and country radio?”