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  • Pink captures President Bush's callous disregard with heart-rending accuracy. This song makes me cry every time I hear it.
  • Jackson Brown's new song is fabulous! Lives in the Balance truly touches on the choices facing America today.
  • An Arlo Guthrie classic! You'd be amazed at how it fits our modern war ethics.
  • Bruce Hornsby's finest. We are treating the Katrina survivors the same way.
  • By Phil Ochs. Not what you'd think. He wrote it following the murder of three civil rights workers in the mid '60's. Still pertinent today, I fear.
  • This one's by Lindsay Buckingham. All hail the 4th estate!
  • Song by the late, great Harry Chapin. It references Vietman, but remains pithy.
  • By Bright Eyes. One of the best protest songs to come along in years.
  • From the musical, 1776.
    Check it out - the reference may be Revolutionary War era, but the sentiment rocks!

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February 07, 2008



That's a very important lesson—and a tough way to learn it. Ouch!

Gorgeous head shot, lady!


Lessons learned? Get a contract, and have your own lawyer go over it with a fine toothed comb...

No truer words. A good lawyer is worth their weight in gold. A lesson that I learned when selling a company at the height of the dot-com boom. With every negotiation, on every point, the purchaser would give with one hand and take with the other. I hired my own attorney (separate from our company's) to scrutinize every line, and it was worth every penny. That attorney remained my counsel for the next 6 years.


She's a shameful excuse for a human being, and the only comfort is knowing that what goes around comes around in spades!

You are one extremely pretty lady! Wow!

Peter of Lone Tree

Re: Your photo
"In my time I've known contessas, milkmaids, courtesans and novices, whores, gypsies, jades, and little boys; but nowhere in God's Western World have I found anyone to love but you."


That woman is a disgusting cockroach. How can she sleep at night, after shafting you like that? That saying, "what comes around, goes around," had better be true in her case.
That's a nice photo of you. You're certainly beautiful.

The Henry

At UCLA "the lesson" was shoved down my throat. If you ever see the figure, for the Reggae Sunsplash concerts, was plagiarized from my designs. A painting for the Black Studies Center that seem to leave with the director, when he left for another position. And, the total environment design for the student show, denied because I was an undergrad, and stolen by another upper grad looking for a project. (Recently walking through a Dick Blick's, I saw media after media I had been skilled in). A life denied. So sad...
At the time, I tired of the games played with my creativity. I shut it down completely. The anger had become all consuming (and frightening except for my gemini, evil twin).
Now, with a better head wind, I'm developing things again. It's like a hand full of sunshine.


Your story, sadly, is not unique in our business. As someone who has dedicated his entire life to the "business" of entertainment, I've seen it all.

Don't give up. Don't ever give up. Don't let "them" win. If you would like to collaborate on something, drop me a line through the email link at my place. Some of us are exploring web-based programming. It is cheap, easy to do and reaches audiences. All you need to succeed is talent. Looks and money are washed out of the equation because we don't need anyone to do this but each other! A partial list of my "legitimate" credits is posted in my sidebar, lower left.

Regardless, I can't say it enough, don't give up!


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