Thursday, March 13, 2014

Music Biz

A friend who has been connected with the music business most of his life sent me this. He had to get a real job, though--financing real estate. Refer to my "Irony" post.

While this is not exactly the Hunter S. Thompson quotation (see below), it is a fair reproduction. The last sentence, "There's also..." is an addition and it was originally about the TV business.

Michael McNamara Actually this is a misquote from "Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s" (1988). The real quote: "The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. Which is more or less true. For the most part, they are dirty little animals with huge brains and no pulse." The "negative side" tag was also invented. But its interesting how this can be applied easily to so many other industries, no?

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