Michael David Curley - February 26th 2015.
Arriving in Seattle as a British man in 1999, always thought it was strange to have people come into a store, sit around and read: I asked my then wife's cousin Jim. "So what do they actually buy"?
He responded in that laid back Seattle way, and there you go:
One admits by at least 2004, was spending everyday on my one hour lunch from running a downtown Seattle banking branch around 5th Ave. Reading as many books as I could, on music law, PR, and of course music management as well:
Resting reassured about the truths of the right to buy, but lets just read it whilst we're here. It was also the time I found the once British thoughts of David Icke. I was surprised to find out he'd actually made it out that far.
So in between the wanting to do some something different and still having what the in laws considered a pre-change of freedom and life learned more than a bit: It was around a further 18 months of also viewing what Barnes and Noble did via music, and working out at some point one could probably sell in some fancy packaged up CD's.
Literally around the same time that YouTube came out:
My own weekly acoustic show, 'LiveInTheLounge', with Insomnia Radio kicked off in 2006, and became the first and most premier live acoustic set from individuals around the world that was then recorded in their homes.
From Paris, to Glasgow, to Nashville, and Seattle. I admit even at that point my own love of Napster had reached a stage whereby you'd at least ask how to get your music on there anyway, and remember first hearing the likes of David Gray. The guys I was recording with was never the issue:
It was the business model and perhaps their own older school understanding of that at that time, that no matter how much you may have not liked where it was, most just did what used to work:
The people were and are still no doubt generally professional and then lets face it: The world had already changed for the worst.
Musically speaking the situations any artists faced then and whilst never making it through to the luxury of boil up to mainstream still doesn't provide you with an everlasting face of fame: At what point would you ever have believed that anyone from Manchester now living in London would be in February 2015, advertising their own outgoing songs with the saxophone?
Certainly after the live album at Wembley when jazzwise they stated, 'I hate all of that'. So lets just state commercially former popular things will, and have always been changed. I think we're gonna need more cowbell.
Sitting around in any form of non buying catchment is at point when they decide: Regardless of how many presents and albums you bought has in less than ten years become a slice of an ever catastrophic benchmark.
So you read the headlines from at least two recent American firms and we find Barnes and Noble, are spinning off?
If you read the headlines closer you find they're actually spinning of the physical bookstore sections of their own business model, found anywhere that any sort of generational student might actually be seen. Did the lure of 1999 suddenly become how the conversations over charges at Blockbuster ended up?
And what of the 2008 realms of fading U.S men in office, and all the actual charms that no one except those border desperado's do
The United States new word for going broke, isn't bump, or selling it off cause its failed: Its now just categorised, as spinning: Where is it Barnes and Noble are spinning those places off to?
The shelters are more than likely full in terms of an ability in Seattle terms to head on over the borders to Hastings Street. Rename the old place Blunt Brothers, circa 2001 and then lets all kick back with the legal stuff in Washington and call it all a book fest to someday.
That's the reality to think, whether its wrong or right or whatever.
We have a store that was founded in 1873, and ironically much like the film, 'You've Got Mail', now finds the greater possibility of an ever likely reversing trend. People can go in and sit down and read, and the issue is, even if its Monday.
There's an oscar winning U.S landmark film and come back for Tom Hanks, and Meg Ryan: Do I even get a walk on part in the rain...
No one including those once little kids who used to love going in are ever going to stand for not sitting down quietly, even if they don't really fancy buying something: Sure its a great place to meet, and heavens knows, I've had a couple of interviews in a section.
The problem is the education prior to Kindle's, mouching, and then getting an email update reminder, or did he even just mention those mobile marketing feeds.
I'll meet you in there because I'm human, but its doubtful you can get me anything that I need. So in terms of what spinning off means other than the generic understanding of a sitcom that still either sinks or swims, then the chances are it's not Frasier.
So the likelihood is X = Y, isn't actually buying into what it means?
What your telling me is that you're core product of being able to sell physical books, by which they always had a lot, has now changed.
And then understanding that if the business model no longer works for students aged between age 4 and 25, it's unlikely you've got a chance of making it out past 2017.
I can send a mobile marketing link for anyone of my affiliates that I first started doing trials on in 2012. Treat my banners here as a basic to what I have. You either visited this site because you were told about my always popular music, and new tracks. Or you may have even clicked through because of the article title you liked.
Its okay that we've actually restrained ourselves to achieve.
I've not ever bought an Ed Sheehan, Ellie Goulding, or Rihanna
song, but sure facially I know who it is: Surmising you like my songs, reminding you back to paragraphs one:
Then how does that really make any difference from me, or them, and certainly the work for hires and likes of Sony Music?
Sony are also spinning some things off right now because the core selection of the business they already sold off in large part to Apple, and then later functioned down through the other maybe 30 digital outlets I use. Means the only thing they have left is a name in a now
smaller demographic market bankers were taught about as early as 1993.
What your looking at, and what faces them immediately after peaking without a constant ability of sales to achieve. Is without marketing or advertising space first, being a new business model with ability of generational long term change: I've played award shows as well.
You could argue the basis between the Bowies, and The Stones, and get the pseudo new acts doing a tip of the hat to 'The Beatles' crossing a road and its boring.
Sure they'll sit there and tour and earn money on merch until they don't and then like U2 force some sounds into your system, cause that's who they are, and finish off the later parts of the last thing people remember you for in an very competitive market, being the very last thing you ever actually achieve.
Average age in Europe is 40 years old plus, and more than likely in the U.S the same: The shockwaves in the markets are shocking:
It's not enough to be a book store for the kids right now: Although I did see some claims that stand alone stores were on the rise?
Well there used to be some local record stores where I lived around 1989, and also a place called Tower Records, along with Virgin Megastores.
There's also the very large scale situations of dipping into other people's well known song books, and then taking off all of your makeup and seeing what people actually like.
Its a long range forecast in finding out, but my very most favorite thing when I weekend browse, comes from all the years that Barnes and Noble, and even Borders actually gave, so cheers!
Other than the green card and meetings at the London US Embassy, and not having to cross the Rio Grande. The years at least in my attempting to help inspire other people, and then never forgetting the basics of, 'The Power To Get In'.
It makes you wonder what i did with all that time sat on the floor going through chapter and verse and now occasionally catching David Icke online.
It makes you wonder by law why known online labels that sell music in the UK, get left out, and don't even get an invite to,'The Brits'. Even Bowfinger got a Fedex come in from Asia:
That's the large market around the world where they think all white guys play the same.