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Michael Jackson and Janet JacksonThe New Music Middle Class

 

There is not many more Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson’s created.  The days of the big budget transitions to mega hits are becoming too risky at best.  Sure there are a few big stars out there but are they as big as they seem or were they ever.  I mean is fame money or an expense.  Is success being surrounded by body guards at $250G a hit, being chauffeured in limousines and spending $500,000 on video to be seen at your cost, as music videos are still considered promos.

 

Radio shows are being simulcast; it like really few local DJ’s anymore, so where is all the money going?  It seems like a hand full of people is getting paid large at high tax brackets or not paid at no tax bracket.  But a strange thing is taking place in the music industry, evolving is a new middle class.  Very few people are selling a million CD’s, people are taking lessons from people like Tyler Perry and going back to building fan bases to old fashion way city to city and town to town.  People are recording on privately owned studios and self promoting their material.

 

To make a long story short, people are realizing that it is not worth having a multi-million dollar contract to clear $100G per year or even be in the red, when they can freelance and make $500G and have a life.  As we know so well there is a disparity between what a star makes and what they pocket after video recoup, producers, studio costs, taxes, security and all the stuff that comes with the package called a star..

 

 

Michael Jackson and Janet JacksonThe New Music Middle Class

 

There is not many more Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson’s created.  The days of the big budget transitions to mega hits are becoming too risky at best.  Sure there are a few big stars out there but are they as big as they seem or were they ever.  I mean is fame money or an expense.  Is success being surrounded by body guards at $250G a hit, being chauffeured in limousines and spending $500,000 on video to be seen at your cost, as music videos are still considered promos.

 

Radio shows are being simulcast; it like really few local DJ’s anymore, so where is all the money going?  It seems like a hand full of people is getting paid large at high tax brackets or not paid at no tax bracket.  But a strange thing is taking place in the music industry, evolving is a new middle class.  Very few people are selling a million CD’s, people are taking lessons from people like Tyler Perry and going back to building fan bases to old fashion way city to city and town to town.  People are recording on privately owned studios and self promoting their material.

 

To make a long story short, people are realizing that it is not worth having a multi-million dollar contract to clear $100G per year or even be in the red, when they can freelance and make $500G and have a life.  As we know so well there is a disparity between what a star makes and what they pocket after video recoup, producers, studio costs, taxes, security and all the stuff that comes with the package called a star.

 

 

Alicia & Jay-ZGetting out while Getting out is Still Good

 

The New York Dream is not meant for New Yorkers, sorry Alicia and Jay-Z, you’ll are the exceptions and show pieces.

 

Maybe I got old too fast, people say I do not look my age but younger and I do not feel old.  But they say wisdom comes with age and I see something happening in New York City that is ill reversible.  There are trends taking place here in the big apple and it is creating two main classes.  Mayor Bloomberg says this is a city for the middle class, but that is not true.  It is setting up to become a city of extremes, being the rich and the poor.

 

This is not the New York City I was raised in; it is like a foreign planet.  A place whereby going to a sports arena is like a dream for most.  There is no work for the working class, all the manufacturing plants a far gone, and everything is service oriented or setup for cheap labor.  Bloomberg ignores Federal Law.  He tells the illegal incomers to jump the fence and come to New York City where you have everything waiting for you free medical, dental and education, because we want your cheap labor, so the rich can thrive.  It is a sad day.

 

But as the illegal immigrants come up north, people like I know my welcome is up and it is time to return to the south. I was raised in New York City, but this is not my city anymore.  I see the south as an opportunity and a new beginning, a place full of resources in need of ideas.  So as the cheap labor comes to the north a lot of real New Yorkers are leaving the city while the getting out is still possible.

 

I noticed most of my old friends left New York City already to the south, as the south has a reputation of racism, I know New York City is not what it claims to be, and the people here are not real New Yorkers anymore. 

 

Alicia & Jay-ZGetting out while Getting out is Still Good

 

The New York Dream is not meant for New Yorkers, sorry Alicia and Jay-Z, you’ll are the exceptions and show pieces.

 

Maybe I got old too fast, people say I do not look my age but younger and I do not feel old.  But they say wisdom comes with age and I see something happening in New York City that is ill reversible.  There are trends taking place here in the big apple and it is creating two main classes.  Mayor Bloomberg says this is a city for the middle class, but that is not true.  It is setting up to become a city of extremes, being the rich and the poor.

 

This is not the New York City I was raised in; it is like a foreign planet.  A place whereby going to a sports arena is like a dream for most.  There is no work for the working class, all the manufacturing plants a far gone, and everything is service oriented or setup for cheap labor.  Bloomberg ignores Federal Law.  He tells the illegal incomers to jump the fence and come to New York City where you have everything waiting for you free medical, dental and education, because we want your cheap labor, so the rich can thrive.  It is a sad day.

 

But as the illegal immigrants come up north, people like I know my welcome is up and it is time to return to the south. I was raised in New York City, but this is not my city anymore.  I see the south as an opportunity and a new beginning, a place full of resources in need of ideas.  So as the cheap labor comes to the north a lot of real New Yorkers are leaving the city while the getting out is still possible.

 

I noticed most of my old friends left New York City already to the south, as the south has a reputation of racism, I know New York City is not what it claims to be, and the people here are not real New Yorkers anymore. 

 

Inside a sound isolation boothThe Recording Studio Dream Being Realized

 

Haven’t named the studio yet, but it will be representative of the location or the people behind it.  I have so many ideas running through my head as to how to finance the finishing touches of the recording studio.  It should be fun.  Maybe we might make a compilation CD of the neighborhood talent; I have some new musicians and producers lined up to assist me, being I admittedly find myself ole school, which is not a bad thing as ole school is new school in today’s market.

 

But this project really is not about the next series of hits or about me, as I will not accept a salary as President and CEO, until the organization develops into something extraordinary.  Sure people will get paid for their services if they are earners, but I am not in this one for the money or should I say immediate gratification.

 

The idea of a non profit organization with a recording studio located at the headquarters, making it a non profit recording studio, does not mean it cannot turn a buck, it only means people will not get rich off of the labor of others unless they actually participate, there will be no stock holders.  All the money goes to neighborhood related causes and the staff and labor, therefore the artist should make a higher percentage of the money made due to their talents and pay less to record, because at the end of the fiscal years all the money has to be spent. 

 

If it was about money the saying would be true that we are as good as our last hit record, because every year we will start from scratch so to speak but not absolutely, because this thing of ours will build through reinvestments until we have a top quality studio.  They say a true religion starts in a storefront; it looks like we will be much more fortunate than that as we will start in a commercial building, as the Community Network and Coalition brings the community together.

 

People who I never thought would care are showing interest, I guess a good idea is a good thing.  I think this is a winner!  The DAW makes this all possible in the new millennium.

Inside a sound isolation boothThe Recording Studio Dream Being Realized

 

Haven’t named the studio yet, but it will be representative of the location or the people behind it.  I have so many ideas running through my head as to how to finance the finishing touches of the recording studio.  It should be fun.  Maybe we might make a compilation CD of the neighborhood talent; I have some new musicians and producers lined up to assist me, being I admittedly find myself ole school, which is not a bad thing as ole school is new school in today’s market.

 

But this project really is not about the next series of hits or about me, as I will not accept a salary as President and CEO, until the organization develops into something extraordinary.  Sure people will get paid for their services if they are earners, but I am not in this one for the money or should I say immediate gratification.

 

The idea of a non profit organization with a recording studio located at the headquarters, making it a non profit recording studio, does not mean it cannot turn a buck, it only means people will not get rich off of the labor of others unless they actually participate, there will be no stock holders.  All the money goes to neighborhood related causes and the staff and labor, therefore the artist should make a higher percentage of the money made due to their talents and pay less to record, because at the end of the fiscal years all the money has to be spent. 

 

If it was about money the saying would be true that we are as good as our last hit record, because every year we will start from scratch so to speak but not absolutely, because this thing of ours will build through reinvestments until we have a top quality studio.  They say a true religion starts in a storefront; it looks like we will be much more fortunate than that as we will start in a commercial building, as the Community Network and Coalition brings the community together.

 

People who I never thought would care are showing interest, I guess a good idea is a good thing.  I think this is a winner!  The DAW makes this all possible in the new millennium.

Bloomberg & Thompson at DebateBloomberg refers to blacks as lazy & those people

 

I was reading about the debate last night and they say Bloomberg won, but I expected that because he owns the media.  But what I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears was totally different.  Mayor Bloomberg seemed nervous as Comptroller Thompson seemed confident and on point.  Thompson was not on the defensive on the contrary Bloomberg was because it is obvious that he had something to hide, which is that he buys endorsements through contributions to supporters and when Thompson brought this to the forefront Bloomberg evaded the subject matter.

 

Bloomberg  accused Thompson of Qui pro quo because of his political fund raising to run his campaign, because he is a Billionaire and had 10’s if not 100’s of millions to burn to run his campaign.  The Quid pro quo is when Bloomberg buys the black leadership with his billions by throwing those crumbs for their endorsements.

 

Bloomberg says we need more immigrants because they work harder than poor blacks.  And wants to just give citizenship to anyone who jumps over the fence at the border, with free healthcare and education, whereby Thompson realizing the struggling economy suggest we need real emigration reform, because it is a Federal issue, that was a major difference.

 

Mayor Bloomberg referred to people like Cory Booker the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey as those people that he supports, but it is not Quid pro quo when he supports a New Jersey Mayoral campaign, but it is when a man helps a pension fund make over $20 Billion and they give campaign support to him because they believe he would make a good Mayor.  As Mayor Bloomberg have more votes than anyone on the board.

 

The Bloomberg and Thompson combination was great for New York, but the natural transition was interrupted because Bloomberg changed the term limits.  I think Mayor Bloomberg was a great Mayor, but a better businessman and is probably using his position to make billions for him and his friends.  I think Thompson is much smarted than Bloomberg and intelligence is not measured in the dollar value as Mayor Koch may have alluded to, by saying Bloomberg is the best candidate because he is the richest one.  Because while one man is learning and the other man is earning does not make the top earner a better man, does it?

Bloomberg & Thompson at DebateBloomberg refers to blacks as lazy & those people

 

I was reading about the debate last night and they say Bloomberg won, but I expected that because he owns the media.  But what I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears was totally different.  Mayor Bloomberg seemed nervous as Comptroller Thompson seemed confident and on point.  Thompson was not on the defensive on the contrary Bloomberg was because it is obvious that he had something to hide, which is that he buys endorsements through contributions to supporters and when Thompson brought this to the forefront Bloomberg evaded the subject matter.

 

Bloomberg  accused Thompson of Qui pro quo because of his political fund raising to run his campaign, because he is a Billionaire and had 10’s if not 100’s of millions to burn to run his campaign.  The Quid pro quo is when Bloomberg buys the black leadership with his billions by throwing those crumbs for their endorsements.

 

Bloomberg says we need more immigrants because they work harder than poor blacks.  And wants to just give citizenship to anyone who jumps over the fence at the border, with free healthcare and education, whereby Thompson realizing the struggling economy suggest we need real emigration reform, because it is a Federal issue, that was a major difference.

 

Mayor Bloomberg referred to people like Cory Booker the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey as those people that he supports, but it is not Quid pro quo when he supports a New Jersey Mayoral campaign, but it is when a man helps a pension fund make over $20 Billion and they give campaign support to him because they believe he would make a good Mayor.  As Mayor Bloomberg have more votes than anyone on the board.

 

The Bloomberg and Thompson combination was great for New York, but the natural transition was interrupted because Bloomberg changed the term limits.  I think Mayor Bloomberg was a great Mayor, but a better businessman and is probably using his position to make billions for him and his friends.  I think Thompson is much smarted than Bloomberg and intelligence is not measured in the dollar value as Mayor Koch may have alluded to, by saying Bloomberg is the best candidate because he is the richest one.  Because while one man is learning and the other man is earning does not make the top earner a better man, does it?

Diverse PeopleIs Freedom of Speech a Hate Crime?

 

We live in a world whereby terms like Gay (Joy) means homosexual and the term faggot is taboo.  Now you have the right to agree with these concepts but it is an attack on these groups of protected people to disagree unless it is done politely.  Meanwhile as it is taboo to say Jew unless it is done in a good way, do not dear say “Jew me.”  But in Hollywood every other word is nigger and bitch referring to black people.

 

Has it become a crime to say what you feel?  Is this an artificial society whereby the world thinks Americans are what the media dictates what we can say in public.  Does the world think that Americans really believe that being a Jew makes you one of God’s children and being homosexual makes you one of Gods protected children and being black means you are without class and deserve to be put in prison or on the front line of war?

 

It is sad how blacks have so much spending power and political power, yet we are on the bottom of the barrel.  It is a sad day when it became a greater curse upon man to say the word faggot opposed to say nigger or black bitch.  A black man can kill a black man that is expected, but do not dear even say something grossly negative about homosexuals, because instead of them getting on their knees, you will be brought to yours. 

 

It is not fair people should be able to say what they truly feel without media censorship, that the American society can be represented for what it is, because until then it cannot be corrected.  We have to know how people really feel about the craziness going on especially when it comes to homosexuality, Jews and blacks.  But only when it comes to blacks is it all right to say nigger.

 

My point, not to say some Jews are not God’s children but some are very evil, and certainly some homosexual are straight up faggots and go out of their way to act feminine, nasty and smell like and ass exhaust pipe and most black people are not niggers even if they think of themselves as so, but from what is projected by the media you would never know Americans are aware of this.

Diverse PeopleIs Freedom of Speech a Hate Crime?

 

We live in a world whereby terms like Gay (Joy) means homosexual and the term faggot is taboo.  Now you have the right to agree with these concepts but it is an attack on these groups of protected people to disagree unless it is done politely.  Meanwhile as it is taboo to say Jew unless it is done in a good way, do not dear say “Jew me.”  But in Hollywood every other word is nigger and bitch referring to black people.

 

Has it become a crime to say what you feel?  Is this an artificial society whereby the world thinks Americans are what the media dictates what we can say in public.  Does the world think that Americans really believe that being a Jew makes you one of God’s children and being homosexual makes you one of Gods protected children and being black means you are without class and deserve to be put in prison or on the front line of war?

 

It is sad how blacks have so much spending power and political power, yet we are on the bottom of the barrel.  It is a sad day when it became a greater curse upon man to say the word faggot opposed to say nigger or black bitch.  A black man can kill a black man that is expected, but do not dear even say something grossly negative about homosexuals, because instead of them getting on their knees, you will be brought to yours. 

 

It is not fair people should be able to say what they truly feel without media censorship, that the American society can be represented for what it is, because until then it cannot be corrected.  We have to know how people really feel about the craziness going on especially when it comes to homosexuality, Jews and blacks.  But only when it comes to blacks is it all right to say nigger.

 

My point, not to say some Jews are not God’s children but some are very evil, and certainly some homosexual are straight up faggots and go out of their way to act feminine, nasty and smell like and ass exhaust pipe and most black people are not niggers even if they think of themselves as so, but from what is projected by the media you would never know Americans are aware of this.

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