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  • User AvatarMichael Gerber I'll do you one better, @Justin: Imagine if the 20-year-old Lennon had been in charge of marketing his group? They'd have ended up as the house band for Tom of Finland. – Jul 09, 11:15 AM
  • User AvatarJustin McCann @Sam, imagine if Berry and Van had come along a little later and been told 'There have never been more opportunities for people like you - just put some videos online and make your own work!' This argument forgets that (a) everyone's doing the same, meaning there's more competition than... – Jul 09, 9:49 AM
  • User AvatarHologram Sam All this talk about new bands not repeating the success of earlier generations reminds me of two people: Bobby Van and Ken Berry. These are guys who grew up idolizing Fred Astaire. And they thought they'd grow up to become Fred Astaire. But big movie musicals featuring dancers were dying... – Jul 09, 6:49 AM
  • User AvatarJustin McCann By 'insider cosiness' I guess I meant biz people joking about the same couple of things and patting each other on the back. I can't imagine Macdonald's version of Weekend Update lasting two seconds today (it was barely tolerated at the time!). Here's some Bo. When he's good he's really... – Jul 08, 6:25 PM
  • User AvatarMichael Gerber The "desperation" I refer to is psychic, not financial. Much stronger than merely being skint. The idea that artists must starve, or that they create their best work under physical privation, is foolishness. It is used by bankers to salve their guilty consciences, and appease their younger selves. 🙂 – Jul 08, 6:13 PM
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