Sunday, August 18, 2013

Get Off This - David Lowery Challenges Status Quo

Cracker's lead singer, David Lowery, put together the  300 Songs blog provides an extremely thorough overview of his career with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. More importantly, Lowery's grasp of the music business has put him at the forefront of the battle between artists and corporations. His influential work on that subject is available on The Trichordist (Artists For An Ethical and Sustainable Internet). Its pretty common for his posts to make ripples in the music press and beyond.
If you're curious to find out how Lowery (described as a temperamental and tenacious talent) manages to run two bands and make a living in the music business, check out "Get Off This" | A Film About Music + Perseverance'' and the associated Facebook Page.

Get off this
Get on with it
If you wanna change the world
Shut your mouth and start this minute

Note: I am a Cracker fan. 10CDs worth to date (in my personal collection that ranks them with Hiatt, Costello, and Springsteen) I've even attended a Cracker Campout at Pappy and Harriet's Palace in Pioneertown.  It is one of the best venues in North America to hunker down with your favourite band. There aren't many barriers between the band and the audience out there. I personally love streaming music services for the convenience. However, if bands can't afford to make music, something needs to give. 

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