I’m on this Earth a half century now. I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen miraclous changes and advances in human achievement. Now, having said that i must confess that the Internet marketing landscape makes a simple artist like myself very nauseous.

Back in the day, A&R folks handled the press, promotion, glad slapping ¬†abyss. Now as an “indie” cat, this responsibility comes to my own doorstep. Let me pause to wipe a tear. This crap is overwhelming. Everything from Facebook to whatever. Tweets, twits and turds. The music quality suffers because of the low bit rates, so one must be focused on volume as opposed to quality. Sour grapes? hell yeah. One must be set into being focused on the ever chattering presence of look at me.

Having said this, that doesn’t alleviate the obvious. It must be done. END OF PT.1

Keeping the pulse

Now that folks are gearing up their holiday cheer, this is the optimum time to focus on a little gratitude. I mean, not all of us can afford to purchase new car and wrap it with a huge bow. Or go to Zales and hit your love with a blood diamond, there’s still the simple things that don’t fade. If you have a gift or talent, be grateful for stamina and focus. If less creative be grateful for inspiration to make it work your way.

If you caught hell like a lot of us, the mere fact that you wake up to catch more hell means we have a shot to answer the bell for the next round. I get weary, but I keep swinging. Even if it’s just to piss off the haters. Find a reason to push.

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