Gigs and Recordings

Chris Fagan/Dave Peterson Quartet, Live at Hiroshi’s

Hello Seattle Friends, the Chris Fagan/Dave Peterson Quartet will be appearing tomorrow (Friday, February 3rd) at Hiroshi’s from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. As always, the cover charge is zero, the food is excellent, and the company superb. We will be playing some exciting modern jazz including original tunes by the talented Dave Peterson. Did I … Continue reading

Rational and Irrational Thoughts

Are Record Contracts Worth the Rolling Paper They Are Written On?

Hello Folks. The Economist gives us a wonderful article this week telling us of poverty-stricken record labels that can’t sign anything but a sure thing (with healthy, growing followings and robust merchandise sales) and laid-off A&R folks that have not been rehired back into the profession since the meteor hit the music business in 1999*. … Continue reading