Archive for May, 2014

Getting Happy

Posted in Happy, Iran, Pharrell Williams with tags , on May 24, 2014 by damngoodtunes

 Bruce J Maier

We keep moving forward at such a pace, sometimes it seems we are someone else walking in our own shoes! Who is this wearing my shirt? Then you look into the mirror and there’s that same John / Jane Doe that was here yesterday  – one who is so caught up in all one’s other tasks and responsibilities that you just ran out of time to make an entry into the Blog!

With all these Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other such social sites that we participate in, sometimes we prioritize in the wrong directions. Word Press, our DGT blog has always been important to our readers as a synopsis of the total content from the magazine and it serves as a conduit to engage and attract more followers and…we do appreciate each one of you.

Over the years Damn Good Tunes has tried to keep our creed and code in tact wherein we never cross the lines of politics, religion or orientation. From time to time though, unfortunate events occur in the world that have either a direct or somewhat indirect impact on the music and the people that create it. When we notice things like the Iranian government putting it’s citizens in jail for making a cover version of Pharrell Williams’ wonderful #1 hit  ” Happy ” then we joyfully cross the ” Blurred Lines ” penetrating the thick shell of our mission statement.  Why should people be oppressed for playing music anywhere in 2014?

So, we will usually be there for the readers, the fans, the bands and record makers as a simple vehicle to provide good exposure and free press. But sometimes we might just stop sitting on our thumbs , climb the bell tower and ring, celebrate the chimes of freedom.


Watch this inspiring video and wonder as we did, why Iran just can’t ” get  Happy ”