1 Binge Drinking Event Causes Life-Long Brain Damage – “popular music is largely portraying alcohol use as a fun part of the youth lifestyle that is free of consequences.”

Booze in Pop Songs – “More than two-thirds of these references occurred in urban songs; surprisingly, “there were no alcohol brand mentions in any of the rock songs. Within urban songs, alcohol brand mentions were concentrated among a small number of artists.

“Nearly all of the brand mentions for Patron, Hennessy, Remy Martin, Grey Goose, Ciroc, Cristal and Moet occurred in urban songs, whereas 4 of the 5 brand mentions for Jack Daniel’s occurred in pop and country songs, and 9 of the 12 references to brands of beer were in country songs.”

But, most of the money made in music is related to booze consumption….e.g., loud rock music makes listeners drink more…well loud noise overall does — games on TV screens, etc….

yeah, rock…!!

In pop songs…“Four brands alone—Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka, and Jack Daniel’s whiskey—accounted for more than half of all alcohol brand mentions.”

“Many of the artists of these songs—particularly within the urban genre—have agreements with alcohol companies to promote their brand….alcohol companies may be indirectly promoting brand-specific alcohol use among underage youth through sponsorship of popular artists.”

the great songwriter Ne-Yo is pimping vodka, etc….too bad….

played 2 open mics last nite – got good recording a one..The Store

they have sunday and monday om and each performer gets a cd….

sweet jesus……i HATE reverb on my vocals…but every sound guy has to add it….yuk…

i want to control how long a note is held, not have it done for me electronically…and i have a bunch of new notes to deliver ASAP….