Morning Addenda

I just got up about an hour and a half ago and as I was checking my email… I got the following from a friend with the image and comments from Vince Gill. Now I’m a huge fan of Vince’s and this little picture just kind of said it all. I have to admit that I have the fart app too… I think I’ll delete it now no matter how funny I think it is. Given some of the discussions that surround my line of work about free music vs. paying for downloads blah blah blah and the general value of art and creativity in our new virtual society this just sort of put it into perspective.


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Tonight the Sherman in Stroudsburg.

  1. Cyndy Consentino
    June 28th, 2012 at 07:29 | #1

    Dear Jotma,
    Vince says it all… Definitely a challenging time for
    Creative folks.
    Be well

  2. joe in DC
    June 28th, 2012 at 07:47 | #2

    fart app.
    Leaving now for the Sherman..see u this evening tuna.
    The only thing that would make tonight’s show better then Mondays in Richmond would be if tuna played 30 songs instead of 15…hah

  3. Joe
    June 28th, 2012 at 07:59 | #3

    This quote says so much . I guess you saw the story about musicians and the London Olympics . They expect the musicians to play for free !

  4. Carter Dunkin
    June 28th, 2012 at 09:40 | #4

    Vince is right, and it stinks. Many aspects of what we used to call culture have been devalued, unfortunately.

    I’m glad we still have Hot Tuna and the Fur Peace Ranch. There are enough folks left who continue to hold creativity and good music close to the heart!

  5. eaglesteve
    June 28th, 2012 at 10:05 | #5

    OK, you started it, so riddle me this:
    If a colin can take a 99 cent fart app off his phone, can he remove a 99 year fart from his colon?

  6. Steve Finkelstein
    June 28th, 2012 at 10:07 | #6

    Sadly, the internet has devalued most institutions in our society. Among the casualties are civility, thoughtful analysis, civic involvement and child-rearing.

    However, there are ways to preserve the value of music as art…and those ways, my friends, are to patronize live concerts by artists, as well as engage in the instruction and study of music. Two things that the internet will never kill is the artist’s interplay with his/her audience, nor will it damage the interaction between student and teacher.

    Keeping these things in mind will insure that the music will never be cheapened or die.

  7. Frank Marino
    June 28th, 2012 at 12:44 | #7

    the musicical corruption is insane

  8. Mike Anderson
    June 28th, 2012 at 13:10 | #8

    I miss the vinyl LPs, great cover art, the Airplane’s cover you could fold into a box, Grace’s book of art in Starship album, Tuna art work by Margurite, Savoy Brown’s Hellbound Train was a great cover, the fold outs, you just don’t get that anymore, cd’s used to have a little bit but it just wasn’t the same, although The Band’s “Across the Great Divide” box set had a really high quality printed an bound book on jhistory of the group, I could go on, needless to say, I always felt I got my money’s worth with all that on top of the GREAT music that was the purchase in the first place. When we pour ourselves into our craft, whether it be music or building a house, we should get paid a decent wage directly proportional to the quality of the product we produce. To paraphrase a line from Steve McQueen’s movie “Tom Horn,” Justin Bieber would have to stand on his grandmother’s shoulders just to be able to kiss Jorma’s ass.

  9. Jeff Winn
    June 28th, 2012 at 14:23 | #9

    I agree with Vince Gill’s observation but the sad thing is that most of the music these days is not worth 99 cents.

  10. Richard
    June 28th, 2012 at 19:06 | #10

    Yes the times they are a changin…I work in the film biz as a set builder and we are having the same problem with people stealing our work when they download movies for free on the internet. People have no idea the impact that they have for the lives of hard working people in the film and mucic biz…The music biz has been hurt very bad and the film biz is right behind…

  11. sweetbac
    June 28th, 2012 at 19:21 | #11

    You gotta roll with the times.
    A good revenue source these days are “Official Downloads”
    Why did Jorma drop his pay download site?
    A LOT of folks want to hear this tour.

  12. Steve
    June 28th, 2012 at 22:53 | #12

    Thank goodness good music remains affordable. I could never pay what the music is actually worth. I get more enjoyment out of it and use it more than most of my “possesions” (many of which cost more than ninety-nine cents). And money’s tight for a lot of us You guys are very much appreciated, and that’s worth something, I think.
    I’ve got the fart app, and a 2 and half year old grandaughter. Her laughter outweighs any guilt I may feel for keeping it.

  13. June 28th, 2012 at 23:50 | #13

    Jorma didn’t drop his pay download… iTunes is where you go… may the Schwartz be with you!

  14. Brett
    June 29th, 2012 at 08:54 | #14

    FWIW….I am “APP-less”…and Proud of it….and hope to stay that way until my wife and kids finally drag me kicking and screaming into the 21st Century

  15. Stephen
    July 27th, 2012 at 18:48 | #15

    jesus gave away love for free

  16. July 28th, 2012 at 19:11 | #16

    What’s your point? Jesus is sending his kids through school? Jesus has overpriced health insurance?