R.A. the Rugged Man said it best: Every Major Record Label Sucks Dick. Major props to New York Mag writer Erika Ramirez for writing today about the latest bullshit going: signed artists pretending that they're unsigned to boost their indie cred (link and excerpt below). Sure - it's nothing new, and we've suspected it with many cats throughout the years, but it's always nice when someone does a bit of research to make a point.
Well, this is awkward: NY Mag, this week; and the Boston Phoenix, July 2009
Back in July of 2009, Boston Phoenix staffer DAVID BERNSTEIN wrote an article about how Sarah Palin was about to rake in the dough -- a piece that examined the underbelly of the Conservative punditocracy in America, and explained how Palin, by becoming the leading figure in it, was poised to make a hell of a lot more money as a full-time free agent than she would as a half-assed Alaskan governor.