Happy 4th of July. There is no Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) this week. I debuted two new tracks this week, The Rifters “I Got News for You,” and “Drug of Choice,” from Dechen Hawk. We’ll hear more from each over the coming episodes, I’m sure. There is also no new video this week.
MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY! MONNNEY! – So the O’Jays sang in the song “For the Love of Money,” back in the 70’s, although what they were singing about was the often depraved nature of mankind .. not the desire to earn a reasonable rate for a provided service.
I’ve now spent virtually my entire life hearing one common refrain among nearly all musicians (performers and songwriters) who are not nationally or internationally recognized — that our services are undervalued, and underpaid for. Today, increasingly we’re hearing the same from nationally recognized performers and songwriters as well as from the local scene.
I won’t wax heavily here, but this issue is top of mind with me as I am among those regionally who write checks to musicians, and gets paid for performing music.
For many people, music has become as free as the air we breathe. I cannot say as free as the water we drink, because we actually pay for the water we drink. Is a music performance or a recording any less valuable that we expect others to pay for it while we enjoy it free of charge?
During these remaining summer months, we will get to experience many “free” events — downtown concert series, festivals with free admission, and more. We get to stream ad supported interactive and non-interactive Internet radio for free … and it costs nothing to turn on the car radio. Several restaurants and bars (inc breweries, distilleries, etc) provide “free” entertainment.
While we’re enjoying all this “FREE” music, it would be nice if we remembered that it is not free to record, and it’s not free to produce on stage. Your support is appreciated … BUY MERCH — TIPS ARE WELCOME …
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As much as I would hope that support comes easily it does not – anymore so than for anyone else in music. I am deeply thankful to the Mishawaka Amphitheater for sponsoring this program – and to you for dropping a few bucks in the tip jar on occasion. Thank you. FUND ME.
If you’re a Colorado business engaged in music, music related activities, hemp, or other earth friendly products message me for information about how you can support this program.
Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.
Check the website for 100th Birthday Special Events and Concerts …
COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP22
Zephyr “Moving too Fast” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(D) Dechen Hawk “Drug of Choice” from Jus’ Sayin’ (2016)
Heather Marie Philipp “Under the Apple” from Under the Apple (2008)
Nina Storey “Private Army” from Think Twice (2013)
Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Children of the Lord” from Cipher (2008)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Poco “Call It Love” from Legacy (1989)
Amberly Chalberg “Chicago” from There Will Come A Day (2015)
Calder’s Revolvers “I Gotta Know” from Sunday Morning (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “High Tide” from Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995)
Dana Landry Quartet “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Standard Elevation (2015)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Devotion” from Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) The Rifters “I Got News for You” from Architecture of A Fire (2015)
Chimney Choir “Ace of Spades” from (ladder) (2012)
Andy Rok & the Real Deal “Staying Home Tonight (feat. Kate Brady)” [single] (2015)
South of France “Washed Up” [single] (2016)
Devotchka “I Cried Like a Silly Boy” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
String Cheese Incident “Walk this way” from The String Cheese Incident (1997)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Cary Morin “Together” from Together (2016)
Jeff Finlin “East By West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
Von Stomper “Ain’t Seen It Yet” from Americado (2015)
H2 Big Band “You’re It!” from You’re It! (2011)
GOATZ! News and Shows
The July 9 show at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins has been rescheduled for Fri Sept 16 with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, and will mark our one year anniversary of our last show with our friends at Avo’s …. it will also be our last show of the summer season with our guest pedal steel master, Chris Kennison before he returns to AZ.
Get your tix now for the Colorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.