Busted by the Fibbies: Jake Paul—new to me but not to 20.2 million subscribers

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.

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Musicians, note: Is Soul’d Out lawsuit over Coachella reasonable?

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.

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‘Ragtag roots artist insurgency’ set for Grass Roots Festival in Grass Valley

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”

Advice to musicians: Don’t beat up fans like this singer allegedly did

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”

Who knew San Jose had a Dancing Cowboy and country radio?

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?”