Read the article in the memory of pioneering Sun Records artist Billy Lee Riley, who died of cancer today. Billy Lee Riley wrote rock’n’roll gems such as “Flying Saucer Rock’n’roll” and “Red Hot”, later covered by Robert Gordon. Here is a link to the article in the Memphis FlyerÂ along with a recent performance video.
An interesting documentary on the current state of the music industry, both at retail and radio level. Worth taking the time to watch, make sure you stick it out to the end to hear Hubert Sumlin speak powerful words about what it means to be a millionaire.
Here is an article on “music networking”, the modern way. Somewhere in there, we gotta make time to write songs. http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/a-band-that-knows-where-the-money-comes-from/