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{Brad's Corner} January 2017: Where Do We Take It From Here?

{Bradís Corner}

The great 90’s rock philosophers Semisonic once wisely and sagely sang every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. ¬†A clever way of describing life. ¬†Life, relationships, work, sports, the music biz. ¬†Ah, the music biz. ¬†That vain temptress that clings to our emotions, wrings hope from darkness and if the mood is right can sour sunshine with the blues. ¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} November 2016: Pals

{Bradís Corner}

Pick up your loose ends, take ’em to your friends…they’ll put ’em back together again…if you let them. – Rusty Wier

Many things have healing power. ¬†Yet, I’ve never found something as therapeutic as good tunes and better friends. ¬†Rusty Wier was a sage man. ¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} October 2016: You Are What You Eat

{Bradís Corner}

Just like eating junk food is bad for your body, listening to junk music is bad for your brain and soul. ¬†It’s a simple premise, but just as a great majority of folks hit that drive thru as opposed to seeking more fulfilling nourishment because it’s so much easier, music consumers do the same. ¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} September 2016: Cooly Uncool

{Bradís Corner}

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool. ¬†Lester Bangs said that. ¬†It was recreated for dramatic effect in Almost Famous and it rings true 40 years later. Musicians, by and large, grow up the uncool kids in a sea of jocks, climbers and brainiacs. ¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} August 2016: Minoring in PR

{Bradís Corner}

My good friend Rita Ballou has recently been beating the drum about an issue that is minor among the most pressing facing our cottage music industry, yet one that is important nonetheless. ¬†It’s the notion of “exclusives” and “premieres”. ¬†Many of the biggest artists in our scene employ management and publicity agencies that are disconnected from Texas. ¬†… Read the rest