Early last year, I buried a sense of betrayal and moved on, away from the drama. Until I heard other women’s stories of disrespect and bullying, by the same guy. Screw it, I got courage.read more
The planet has everything for people to sustain themselves. But, violence. But, money. But, fear of going hungry, fear of pissing off the gatekeepers, fear of shame, poverty, and unlove.read more
Why is extraction redefined as the main goal of life and a measurement of success?read more
Birch trees grew in Russia long before communism, and people lived well off the generosity of the land long before America. The ‘nature-to-flag transformation’ is happening over here, too, served to the beautiful, strong people with good hearts.read more
It is feudalism. It’s the bulldozer.read more
No system in the world can solve the problems of the heart. Dysfunctions in society are born in the heart. Systems always follow the heart.read more
We are back to the Middle Ages where creative professionals–um, troubadours–were whores and marginalized individuals. Except now, between the troubadour and the generous peasants, there is a clever middleman who makes money on bulk.read more
The 21st century America is a very strange place. Beautiful, bountiful, but strange. It tells me, “I want your music in my catalogue as long as you agree that it’s not special, and I want your booty in my catalogue as if it’s not special, either”. It wants me to line up and lick the conveyor. It wants me to play ordinary. It wants me to march with the crowd and participate in the global sexual act that has been stripped of all magic. The underlying emotion is of disrespect.
What do I say? First, I have no words. Then I cry. I don’t like any of it. It’s counter-everything. It defeats my humanity, my dignity, and my sense of self. It’s a man (and woman) eating machine (I stole it from Grace Jones).read more
Full disclosure: I wrote this because I care. I am not an industry analyst and I am not trying to be one. But I have a brain, and I hate bullshit. Without further ado…
In a highly publicized BBC interview, British musician Ed Sheeran says that he “owes career to Spotify”. According to Sheeran, the 860 million streams he received on Spotify allowed him to play big shows in the US and sell out arenas in Korea and South-East Asia.
Something about it just didn’t feel right. Smelling a rat, I googled the guy.read more