Popular opinion states that a band’s business model in the current economic and technological climate is ‘give the music away for free, make money on tour’. But, with rising costs and other factors, it seems even that is a falsehood.
Tom Tom is a magazine about female drummers. It’s also WAY cooler than Modern Drummer.
The leaders of the 4 major parties quickly share their views on the value of the arts. My take, from best to worst: NDP leader Dominic Cardy wins because he has concrete, relevant plans to benefit the arts community (going beyond simple funding). Greens’ David Coon seems to genuinely appreciate the arts but doesn’t offer specifics; not campaigning hard because he knows he’s not going to win?. Liberal Brian Gallant is obviously reading prepared remarks and politicking, selling the arts as a valued part of the mix and upping payouts, but seems competent overall, which seems like what he’s going for. PC incumbent David Alward doesn’t seem to get it, in a ‘fan’ sense. In a ‘voter support’ and ‘economic driver’ sense, he’s aware that there’s a value there. Grain of salt: he’s also the only one of the four who has hands-on experience with the job and day-to-day challenges facing the province. How do we know an NDP government could actually deliver? Can any of them save us?????
Guy builds Earthship just down the road from my childhood home, makes it into the paper. Do I detect a snicker from the interviewer in the video when he talks about grey water?