Recovery Music.

I signed up for Pandora today, only 16 years behind everyone else. Pandora is an app of internet radio stations that have fewer commercials than YouTube, but don’t allow you to make your own music playlists like YouTube does. I chose a musician, Selena Gomez, and then Pandora suggested similar musicians that I might like. Meh. Music used to be so important to me. You know how you can vividly remember a year by the music you were listening to at the time? 1978 = ABBA, The Beatles, KISS 1983 = Madonna, Duran Duran 1990 = The Cure, They Might Be (more…)

Purple Rain. 26 April 2016.

Poor Prince died this week, from undetermined causes, although it is clear that he did NOT commit suicide nor was he murdered. He wasn’t feeling well and then he just dropped dead. It happens. He was only 57 years old. NY Times obituary All of his interviews and live shows have been airing on television and I watched the most interesting show about how Prince battled the MUSIC INDUSTRY to change the working conditions for all record label SLAVE laborers. “SLAVE TRADE: HOW PRINCE RE-MADE THE MUSIC BUSINESS” on AXS-TV Prince foresaw in 1987 that downloadable music would replace vinyl and CD’s – (more…)

Thrift Store Extravaganza.

Today I needed to go shopping for music to play during my upcoming 3-day drive to Chicago. I intended to purchase three $5-bin CD’s at Wal-Mart, but then I thought of stopping at Goodwill, the thrift store. Music CD’s were only $1.99 each! So I went kinda crazy and replaced a number of CD’s that Driftwood stole from me. (Even though I had owned all of it before we got married, my narcissist ex-husband, Driftwood, stole my music collection ~replacement cost $3000-$5000 USD~ because it was an asset.) It’s funny that my treasured selections were someone else’s crap music that they (more…)