i’ve come under a certain amount of scrutiny in the past two days. i’ve started doing some follow-up research on this whole “Gibson Guitar Scandal.” it is each and every person’s choice to decide whether to listen to the sensationalized headlines or to see what’s really going on. myself and others (lawyers, musicians, business men) are looking into what’s actually happening. you can ask me and i will answer, but i will not force it on you.
i’m a musician. i’m a producer. i make mostly independent albums. i’m fighting for good music to prevail over corporate mediocracy. we’ve already come to a turning point where music corporations are grasping at straws to keep their old business models alive. the internet is evening the playing field and the choice is back into the hands of the fan.
now the government is getting involved.
chastise me all you want. i’m still going to fight for musician’s rights. and i’m still going to fight for the companies that make instruments. most musicians do not have health insurance. most do not know when their next paycheck is coming. and now our government is beginning to enact laws that will allow them to literally take an instrument out of our hands. your grandfather’s Martin acoustic? gone. BB King’s Lucille? confiscated.
i will not sit idly by.