Archive for the survival Category

Been a while but here’s why

Posted in Charity, hope, Indie Music, Interviews, Love, survival on August 8, 2011 by damngoodtunes

Dear readers and folowers of Damn Good Tunes(.com);

We are very much still in business but have been working with a reduced crew and a full load of publishing of articles and interviews. In my personal life someone very dear to me and my family was taken ill one month ago and is now making a full recovery, so we are moving forward once again.
This has been an incredible summer season which has been filled with tragedy and pain for many with the storms and the spring floods and don’t forget the devastating Japan earthquake. Many people are still trying to get back on their feet. Heck, the folks from hurricane Katrina haven’t fully done that even yet so it’s hard for people. Very hard. Still, the music, the ” show must go on ” and go on it has. There’s a lot of great music happening around the world and much of it is coming from the USA despite our failing economy and tired old politicians whose actions and the trickle-down effect on Wall Street affects everyone. Musicians already had a hard enough time just trying to survive, let alone to secure financing for their equipment. Guitars, amps, drums and keyboards and PA systems are as vital as a carpenter’s box of power tools. You have to have them so you can make the music. So we’re all feeling it. Oh yes, just in case
you don’t know, this publisher wasn’t born with a silver spoon so I’m still a working musician out there hitting the gigs like the rest of you. No ivory towers on the DGT account!
As we all head into the Fall which is coming up on us like a solar storm, let’s try and keep our wits about us and do the right things and be real good at what we love to do. Myself, I would be happy to entertain anyone who will listen. It’s just a lot better when we’re professionally acknowledged and compensated.
Whatever you’ve been through wherever you are sitting and reading this, just know that DGT is on your side. We feel you, we know. Our prayers and good thoughts continue on for those of you who lost so much these past months. Take care.

BJM
Publisher

Ground Zero Faith

Posted in Journalism, Peace, survival, World News with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Thank you Eric Normand for the commentary about Ground Zero Mosque. I would like to share my comments with the world on this one:

Eric; That was one of the most moving and dynamic commentaries I have ever seen! I usually stay away from forums and comments in the web of gloom however, lately I have found myself speaking up more for America and peace, harmony for all citizens of the world. Should we ever have the time to sit down for a few hours I could go on and on about the oppression of good people throughout history, and whether it is acceptable to march into someone else’s continent and take all which they love and believe in from them in the name of our God. And now to see the attack on the Muslim people, their children in the schools by other youth who have learned from their elders to hate. This is shameful Eric and it must be stopped!
What I say now is we all have to ” engage ” in peace games, not war games. The more we talk about and act upon the idea of peace, the more prevalent peace will become. It matters not if you are in the mountains of Afghanistan or you are in command of western or Euro forces, our little wars need to end. There is evidence that the twisted leader of N. Korea is insane enough to fire off a few nukes in a mass-murder suicide attempt against the rest of the world. Radiation and environmental devastation would last for over a decade and will effect everyone and every living thing on this planet. We cannot let this happen, we must work toward peace. It is not right to advance into someone else’s land and take it from them or to try and change their ideologies in 2010 any more than it was acceptable in the 12th-18th Centuries. So we must not. But, we must reach out to the world and spread a message of peace, so that Buddhists, Hindu,Muslims, Christians, Jews and all faiths may live together and build the future of mankind together, not destroy it.
I am an optimist Eric. I believe we can do this and that we will. My grand-children drive my faith in mankind and my hopes for their future. We as parents and grand-parents must ” Teach your children well ” as Crosby, Stills and Nash once said, followed by ” All we are saying, Is give peace a chance “. Lennon

AFTER THE FLOOD OF NASHVILLE

Posted in Country Music, Flood, Flooding, Kenny Chesney, Music City USA, Nashville, Nashville flood, News, recovery, survival, World News with tags , , , on July 21, 2010 by damngoodtunes

This is an excerpt from the latest in damngoodtunes.com and was written by James Dean FisherVIEW OF NASHVILLE AREA MAY 2010THANK YOU middle TENNESSEE, WE WILL SURVIVE! The city of Nashville and the suburban cities felt the pain, a pain that will take years to recover from. The industry is back up and running today and the venues are open for business now and the people in the Nashville, Music city area have themselves and the people in the surrounding area to thank for all the help. With everyone pitching in and working as one people and one body to recover and restore a city to it’s greatness, Nashville, Music City is BACK! We are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

The economy here is still in great shape and with the help of all the great people that make up the vast area called middle Tennessee, we as a huge community will make it an even greater city and a stronger place for the music industry to thrive in the future. As we have shown in the past six plus weeks, we are a fighting bunch of people here. A river or most anything else will not keep us down for long! We will survive and become even bigger and better for the musicians and people that want to come here and make Nashville, Tennessee, Music City their home.

James Dean Fisher invites your comments to be directed to jamesdeanmus@aol.com

Coming This Week: After The Floods and more!

Posted in Indie Music, Journalism, Nashville flood, natural disaster, survival on July 21, 2010 by damngoodtunes

James Dean Fisher will be bringing us the latest updates on the plight of Nashville Tennessee residents after the recent devastating floods. James is a thirty-five year adopted native of Music City and has seen a lot of things while living there, but nothing as destructive as the flood of 2010. It’s hard to imagine that many of the city’s musicians actually lost all their equipment – guitars, pianos, virtually everything they used to make a living. Check in with us as we bring you James D Fisher’s account of this tragedy.