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How ‘Rock Star’ Became a Business Buzzword – The New York Times

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Earlier today…

Years ago, in the early ’90s, I took a copywriting class at a large Chicago ad agency, and the teacher told us a story about how, a few years earlier, he tried to persuade the indie band Timbuk3 to allow his client ­— I think it was Procter & Gamble — to use its song ‘‘Hairstyles and Attitudes’’ in a commercial, but the musicians refused. I was struck by his contempt for their decision, and how fresh his anger seemed. He kept sputtering the reason they gave for turning down his agency’s offer — ‘‘They didn’t want to sell out!’’ — as if it constituted not just an unthinkable betrayal but also a reprehensible moral lapse. He seemed to expect us to mirror his indignation, but we just sat there, feeling uncomfortable.

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August 16th, 2015 at 9:32 am

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Gonna Raise Up My Right Hand was uploaded to Flickr

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acoustic guitar

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I took Gonna Raise Up My Right Hand on May 16, 2015 at 12:39PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 18, 2015 at 05:10PM

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May 18th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Musicians at Mareva’s Birthday Party was uploaded to Flickr

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I didn’t catch their names, but they were good. At the Canal Street Marina on the Chicago River.

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I took Musicians at Mareva’s Birthday Party on May 15, 2015 at 10:14PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 16, 2015 at 07:16PM

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May 16th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Dirty Wurds 45 – Caped Crusader Records was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago Garage Rock

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I took Dirty Wurds 45 – Caped Crusader Records on January 30, 2015 at 10:51AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 30, 2015 at 04:51PM

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January 30th, 2015 at 11:39 am

Dirty Wurds – 45 – Not This One / Mellow Down Easy was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago Garage Rock

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I took Dirty Wurds – 45 – Not This One / Mellow Down Easy on January 30, 2015 at 10:49AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 30, 2015 at 04:50PM

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January 30th, 2015 at 11:38 am

Picking the Ukulele was uploaded to Flickr

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well, smelling anyway

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I took Picking the Ukulele on January 19, 2015 at 12:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 19, 2015 at 06:25PM

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January 19th, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Picking the Ukulele was uploaded to Flickr

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well, smelling anyway

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I took Picking the Ukulele on January 19, 2015 at 12:18PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 19, 2015 at 06:25PM

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January 19th, 2015 at 1:08 pm

iPod Classic Returned From The Dead was uploaded to Flickr

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What a pleasant surprise! Left it plugged in overnight on an underutilized iMac, and after it charged up the iPod Classic, went into recovery mode. Yayy, I have a working iPod Classic again…


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I took iPod Classic Returned From The Dead on December 15, 2014 at 12:12PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 15, 2014 at 06:13PM

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December 15th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Musicians on Robert Allan II was uploaded to Flickr

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South Branch, Chicago River

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I took Musicians on Robert Allan II on May 10, 2014 at 08:07PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 19, 2014 at 04:20PM

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June 21st, 2014 at 9:33 am

The Black Hippies was uploaded to Flickr

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a vinyl re-release of the mid-70s debut album of a Nigerian funk band. From Reckless Records.http://ift.tt/1uKOabi

Rough Trade has this to say about it:
High quality reissue of great and unbelievably rare Afro Rock Lp. Appeals to fans of Psych, Fuzz, African, and Funk. Licensed directly from Pazy (Band Leader, Lead Singer and Guitarist). Pazy (real name Joseph Etinagbedia) started playing music in the Fire Flies in the city of Warri in Nigeria in 1973. The area was in the midst of an oil boom, and like most bands on that scene, the Fire Flies played American and European pop hits mixed with Jazz and Highlife for the largely expat audiences in local clubs. Along with an influx of foreigners, the oil boom also gave rise to an emerging Nigerian youth market, and soon Pazy formed the Black Hippies to play the uniquely African style of hard rock that was favoured by this new audience. They quickly found success and were appearing alongside other Warri-based artists such as Tony Grey. In short time, they came to the attention of EMI and their legendary producer Odion Iruoje, who recorded this album. By the time it was released in 1977, though, Disco and Funk were starting to take over and the hard fuzzy rock of The Black Hippies first album was somewhat behind the times. As a result, the album was barely released and is now virtually unfindable, unseen by all but a few of the most hardcore collectors. Pazy would go on to form a new line up of the Black Hippies that played mostly Reggae but this remains by far the best album. Featuring whiplash funk drumming, searing fuzz guitar, raw vocals and that uniquely West African organ sound, The Black Hippies first album is a definitive classic of the genre. Beautifully remastered with restored artwork, this release stands alongside our Ofege and Psychedelic Aliens releases as restored gems from a largely unknown but incredibly vital Rock scene in 70’s West Africa.

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I took The Black Hippies on June 07, 2014 at 02:46PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 07, 2014 at 08:37PM

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June 9th, 2014 at 8:37 am

Greatest Folksingers of the Sixties was uploaded to Flickr

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Vanguard Records.

As a Gen-Xer, I cringe over anything that plays up the “Sixties” as a descriptor, regardless this is a damn solid LP.

The playlist includes such luminaries as Odetta, Cisco Houston, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, John Hammond, etc. etc.

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I took Greatest Folksingers of the Sixties on May 23, 2014 at 12:42AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 23, 2014 at 05:54AM

The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz was uploaded to Flickr

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– maybe the best ten bucks I ever spent!

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I took The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz on April 27, 2014 at 09:02PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 28, 2014 at 02:05AM

RCA phonograph was uploaded to Flickr

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Some musical equipment store on Lincoln Avenue. Maybe Mystery Street Recording? maybe not, my memory is faulty.

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I took RCA phonograph on March 08, 2014 at 01:31PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 13, 2014 at 05:51AM

Truckin’ My Blues Away – Blind Boy Fuller was uploaded to Flickr

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Yazoo Records

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My photo doesn’t do this cover justice…

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I took Truckin’ My Blues Away – Blind Boy Fuller on April 23, 2014 at 05:58PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 24, 2014 at 03:10AM

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April 25th, 2014 at 9:34 am

Flowing Fancy Free was uploaded to Flickr

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Double exposure via Hipstamatic

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I took Flowing Fancy Free on April 18, 2014 at 03:48PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 18, 2014 at 09:11PM

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April 25th, 2014 at 9:34 am