Friday, August 24, 2007
I'm not being fair, and I promise I will read his book. I'm sure he didn't come off the way he wanted to during Colbert's difficult interview (Colbert's a comedian, not a reporter, so his interviews are...hard on the interviewee).
I had already bought and planned to read his book. I'm a little soured to him, but I'm telling myself not to let a 3-minute TV appearance keep me from reading and trying to understand his arguments. The book is close to the top of my reading pile, so get ready - I'll talk about it again when I finish.
Although, as a musician... while nowadays it's nigh impossible to sell a million records, it's now a lot easier to sell 50,000 records. If that makes any sense. In other words, the age of the rock star may soon be over, but the age of "starting a band and playing out and being able to support yourself comfortably" may be soon upon us.
I wonder if this is an age that "may soon be upon us" or "may soon be upon us again."
Is this the demise of the superstar, and the rise of a lot of little stars, who have followers who love them? As opposed to the superstars who had more followers who merely liked them?