Well, I've guess I've been to enough live shows in my life. Maybe when I turn 50, I'll sell my car and go to one again.
It's 2009. Capitalism is all about huge monopolies. Always has been.
So what's going wrong in most markets?
"For the armies of the populace, defeat is the springboard of victory, and victory the ladder to further victories."
I always found it weird that they intentionally misspelled "Earth".
You do realize his "What year is this?" isn't about the world at large. It's about his particular specific life? Good, glad you knew that.
You've lost me.
Have a valuable free clue.
Ha! Forgot about that.
Oh, jesus fuck, cut the Burningman bullshit and realize that small businesses make up more than 50% of non-farm GDP in the US.
Maybe if you insult me enough, I might believe you.
Also : [[citation-needed]]
Come off the high horse already. You'll get a nosebleed.
Also: was that so hard?
Wait a second. If consumer spending is 2/3rds of the economy, how can small business be more than 50%?
...and while ticket prices will rise, income to artists will most likely fall.
(Which will go great for that whole "stop crying about people stealing your albums and tour more to make money" plan freetards keep quoting...)
Makes you wonder if ABC aren't in bed with these guys - to strangle their remaining competition.
Do you think they have the time to sleep with the ABCs in every city they do business? I mean, if they do, I know what job I want when I grow up...
Why assume every city? If I were them I'd focus on profit - bang for my buck regions.
The whole situation is ripe for an Internet-based blowout. Management and booking is such a colossal clusterfuck, on such epic proportions, that maybe, just maybe, there could be a craigslist-esque market for booking and promotion. "I want to go on tour for this block of time" - here are your search results including available venues.
How would Craig Newmark promote talent?
you win the "smart question" award.
shoulders of giants
Ok, now, that's just creepy. Have we met? How'd you do that? (I used to live in that building. 10 points if you can cite the name we gave our pad, there.)
Huh. Go figure.