Fuel for the Fire:

“If the milk industry can make their product seem sexy and increase consumer demand, there must be hope for music.”
– Gary Arnold, Merchandising Manager, Best Buy


While the major record labels were dragging file-sharers and BitTorrent sites to court for copyright infringement, they were themselves being sued by a conglomerate of artists for exactly the same offenses. Warner, Sony BMG, EMI and Universal face up to $6 billion in damages for pirating a massive 300,000 tracks.
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The official Web site for the band Kiss has re-printed a review of one of the band’s shows, but as it turns out they removed anything remotely negative. They even labeled a link to the review “Even the Critics Love Today’s Kiss.”
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The best-selling record of all time is probably not what you think it is. It’s a peaceful song that became a wartime classic. It has an unorthodox, melancholy melody and consists of a mere 54 words, expressing the simple yearning for a return to happier times. Can you guess what it is?
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Well over forty years since David Bowie became a well-known artist (now legend), a letter has surfaced online of what appears to be a response to his first American fan letter written by Sandra Dodd (Sandra Adams, back then) who was a 14 years old at the time. Bowie’s writing is sincere and gives you brief glimpse at Bowie before he had the world in his hands for the taking.
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Guitar Lesson of the Day:

The Golden Arp – Theory, by Brad Carlton