Confessions of an Unfamous Rock Star, Part 1: Birthday Call

I love making music, but I've never sold a ton of records or sold out a big venue.  One of the galling things about the music business is that the musicians themselves usually have little business acumen - they're artists, not entrepreneurs. They follow their hearts, not the market.  Ask a successful one how they …

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On Moshing

When Woodstock '94 happened, the San Diego Union-Tribute ran a front-page photo of a rain-drenched kid who looked about 12 in a muddy mosh pit.  This little boy seemed to be caught in the act of being hurled like a discus by the meaty arm of a man twice his size. The look on the …