Sunday, May 23, 2010
So, I’m sittin’ at Louie’s Bar and Grill. Friday afternoon. Not much happenin’ in Ukuleletown on a Friday afternoon.
Lotta talk about doin’ covers of songs and getting’ hassled or booted off YouTube. Of course, last time I looked, YouTube wasn’t chargin’ people to look at the videos. Learning and playing other people’s songs is the lifeblood of musical knowledge.
The problem seems to be putting them on YouTube in a (semi) permanent format for all the record company business lawyers to see.
Let ‘em sort it out. Big record companies are dyin’ and frantically trying to keep control of something they never really had any control over in the first place. Music is air to musicians. Just lean back and breathe deep.
This is Miss Zooey from Australia doing a brilliant cover of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok: