What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where a late night TV host takes a stand – risking the alienation of his audience that the medium lives by, advertising, driving not only profits, but cancellation – but musicians are silent?
One in which the President gets into an east coast/west coast rap feud with the young leader of a renegade nation and we all could die in the aftermath.
I can’t wait to wake up and see the shenanigans.
I’m refreshing my news apps constantly throughout the day. Hell, it just broke that John McCain is thumbs-down on Graham-Cassidy. I’m following the news like I used to follow music. But that was before Rolling Stone was for sale and Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post.
Now this risk of Jimmy Kimmel‘s is important. He did what was right.
We haven’t done what is right in the music business since 1969.
Back when Country Joe sang “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die” at Woodstock.
Now it’s nearly 50 years later and the Vietnam War is on PBS but nobody under 30 donates to that outlet and Ken Burns is seen as over-the-hill. And you might say today’s younger generation is not afraid of dying – Biggie did, and Tupac too. That’s what happens when unstable people take the law into their own hands.
Like Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Now the truth of it is is that late night TV ratings are abysmal. Continue reading