Re: Don't Let the Business Fool Ya!

Tunde (
Sat, 6 Jun 1998 14:00:00 -0400 (EDT)

I still dont see what you are saying BET does wrong as far as music
videos. BET was even showing songs from Jamiroquai space cowboy, when MTV
said they couldnt show it cause of the weed reference.

I think evryone would agree with you about bringing music to the pure
form, but lets get real, its always aboput the benjamins. You will always
have to go find the really cool innovative stuff on your own. Thats why im
on this list. So get over it :)

On Sat, 6 Jun 1998, Rick Martinez wrote:

> In 1998, we are getting force fed what to drink, eat, wear, see, and
> listen to: MTV, Pepsi, Coke, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Sony, Gap, NBC, E,
> FOX, WB, Hillfiger, any overpriced Clothing and shoe companies. And Hell
> even BET. What happened to artistic expression (Blue Note, Staxx,
> Impulse, Verve, Studio One,Sugar hill, Cold Chillin', Def Jam,
> Cotillion, Mainstream, Cadet, Solid State, and Blue Thumb. I collect
> records from mid-60's to late 70's Jazz, Funk, Soul,and Latin
> especially, and I'm only 29. I feel the music back then had an honesty,
> integrity, full of life, good vibes, and lots of SOUL! Now everything
> the music business is one dimensional, cold, negative, lack of any
> conciousness, and SOUL! Except half of Electronica: Drum and Bass,
> House, Techno, Acid Jazz, Hip Hop, and usually like the old
> stuff. What I'm trying to say is If every one expressed there feelings
> against BigMoneyFatCatBullshit record companies who make the artist sell
> their soul to speak and then rip any sense of good vibes out of the
> music and overprice and sell it to the masses!!!!!! We could do a whole
> lot better. Like labels ie Ninja Tune, Mo Wax, Wall of Sound, Pussyfoot,
> Talkin'Loud, Acid Jazz, Ubiquity, Luv & Haight, V, Full Cycle, Ram,
> Moving Shadow, Looking Good, F-Jams, SOUR, OM, Cup of Tea, Rawkus,
> Stones Throw, Nuphonic, Guidance, Peppermint Jam, Ovum, AM:PM,
> Spiritual Life, MAW, and Paper recordings are the Quality stuff!!!! Fuck
> the System, Let's DO IT OUR WAY!!!!!!!!!
> Your Friend Essential,