Posted in Obama
with tags Sarah Silverman
, The Great Schelp
on 9/30/2008 2:35:35 AM by Rob Barnett
Rosh Hashanah is here and Sarah Silverman celebrates with another viral video to ring in the year 5769:
"I can't be objective about the music business. I know it hurt a lot of people; artists were often lied to, royalties weren't always paid, bad people sometimes got promoted while good ones were fired. Drugs, misogyny, and death stalked rock and roll. A lot of shlock was produced. A lot of pretense masked shallow, materialistic quests for fame and money. It's not like I don't know these things and it's not that I mind writing about them. It's just that the part of the music business I know best, the rock and roll business, also produced and popularized a lot of music that I love. And it gave me and a lot of my friends a place in the world."
Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside The Rock and Roll Business is the new book by Danny Goldberg.
I bumped into Danny yesterday morning during a visit to 101.9 WRXP in NY. REAL rock radio is back on the dial and on the internetsss. Matt Pinfield and Leslie Fram host the morning show at RXP and showed their true colors by inviting guests including Danny Goldberg, Patrick Wilson from Weezer, and Ray LaMontagne.
BAD times are always GOOD for Rock & Roll. Maybe the new, great depression opens the door for earth-skakin' new sounds.
Yesterday reinforced the power of the music to bring songfilled souls together. And Danny Goldberg inspired me to go buy his book.
Posted with tags H.S.M.
on 9/24/2008 6:46:38 AM by Rob Barnett
Experienced a "Holy Shit Moment" (H.S.M.) on the way to work this morning.
An insanely rare realization: "I Love My Job"
Took years to get here. Many stumbles along the way.
The radical idea to CREATE your own job beats the hell out of working for the big companies that can erase your work reality in a heartbeat. Likely to be a lot of that game about to go down elsewhere in the next weeks & months ahead.
Got feedback yesterday from a new My Damn Channel co-con who said he saw that 3 of us here were totally in love with what we're doing. Holy Shit.....we are.
Posted with tags Bruce Springsteen
on 9/23/2008 4:05:07 AM by Rob Barnett
Respect, Thanks & Love
Posted with tags Catlow
, My Damn Channel
, Laura Madison
, Natasha T
on 9/20/2008 4:57:05 PM by Rob Barnett
This just-in from guest blogger & My Damn Channel co-con Laura Madison:
We have some sassy-assed, hard-rockin, musical nutrition & vamped up vitamins for your indie lovin' hearts....Vancouver, Canada's Indie darlings CATLOW
CATLOW is: Natasha T., Jay Slye, Jeremiah Schneider, Domonic Colletta.
Catlow's music will be featured on NBC's Special 'Heroes' clip show broadcast right before the season premiere of 'Heroes'
Tune in Monday, September 22nd at 8/7c and prepare to get healthy!
Two songs featured on the HEROES special are:
Iamloved and Number One
Find them & come float about our myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/catlow
New Facebook page: http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/CATLOW/20754984999?ref=ts
Posted with tags Tom Waits
, Johnny Rotten
, Rotten TV
on 9/17/2008 6:01:49 AM by Rob Barnett
Tom Waits. Lesser world without him.
Click on his head and enjoy a music video you'd never see on the MTV. In the last century, we were shooting the pilot for ROTTEN TV. One of the early ideas was to get Johnny Rotten to 'review' music videos for his new teleee-vision show. We debated war strategies late one night and stumbled onto the idea that everyone would expect John to HATE every video. Too simple. John decided it was a good idea to actually LIKE at least ONE music video. Tom Waits was the winner.
We're presenting all new music produced by the head of heart of Don Was.
Don is featuring live music every Monday - every week - for 13 weeks - right into December.
The Detroit All Star Revue was filmed exclusively by My Damn Channel at the "Concert of Colors" this summer.
First up: Legendary Motor City soul singer, Mitch Ryder!
The Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music is always open for your ears & eyes - over 50 original songs/videos are there for you & yers: here.
Posted with tags 9/11
on 9/11/2008 2:50:37 AM by Rob Barnett
Before the fall
Before many became one
Before unimaginable pain
turned certainty to rubble
Before war there was a brilliant, quiet morning in America
Before faith, hope, love, commitment, and conviction go back to fighting fear...this morning is reserved to remember who we were before the fall
Posted in My Damn Channel Music Nights
with tags SoCo
, My Damn Channel
on 9/8/2008 10:47:49 AM by Rob Barnett
This Saturday, 9/13, we'll be at the SoCo Music Experience at the Altamont Fairgrounds in Albany, NY.
10 bands including headliners JUSTICE & MGMT.
All FREE but you have to be 21 or older to get in.
Bring your ID.
Just 150 miles from Times Square
I'm giving personal testimony to the 'experience' being an extremely good time. Music, heat, food, drink, games, and good looking humans.
Grace will be there - with our film crews & the My Damn Channel tent will be set-up handing out more free-ness: including rare YSAP tee-shirts, My Damn Channel pins, tats & more. We're filming you - so be xtra attractive.