"Nobody buys music anymore." I have seen this statement on social media several times in the past week, and it is patently false. Of course streaming has greatly overtaken downloads and music sales in general, but to misinterpret this as no one buying recorded music anymore is absurd.
The saddest part is that it is musicians who are saying this. People do buy my music. No, not by the millions, but they do buy it. If people aren't buying your music, maybe it hasn't occurred to you that at some point you stopped selling it to them.
Home on a rainy Friday night for some writing and pre-production. When you're in the throes of new tunes, you never know what weapons you're gonna grab from the arsenal. Tonight's luck-of the-draw turned out to be a vintage Gibson trio (1939 L-7, 1951 Southern Jumbo, and 1992 ES-135, left to right). Hey, three-of-a-kind. Shouldn't I win something?
Wow. She's been gone almost ten months now. About to celebrate my first ever birthday without her calling me at 1:16am (the time I popped out of the oven) to sing Happy Birthday over the phone, wherever I was (she even got the time change right on those European runs). Thanks for the PUNCH TO THE GUT, Book of Face. But this was nice. If you did not have the privilege of ever meeting my mom, this is a pretty succinct summary of what you missed....
9 Years Ago
November 2, 2009 ·
"Making just one person happy fills your gut with such a good feeling, like I feel when I as a singer too "get" to someone with a particular song on a gig. I wake up the next morning with a wonderful feeling in the pit of my stomach. Music is such passion - and one of the most important things in life is PASSION - never sacrifice it." - my Mom, in an email this morning. Mom RULES!
While we strive to engage everyone in a vibrant social media experience and bring the Jefferson Thomas presence to all the most popular and widely used platforms, we have been experiencing periodic irregularities with Twitter; sudden spikes of people liking and retweeting JT content. While I would love to just sit back and allow this to stroke my ego, a cursory look at these accounts doesn't pass the smell test.
This is the sort of thing I might have expected once I became like, all world famous and stuff. In the meantime, it cheapens the role of social media and our desire to share lots of stuff with you, to spread the JT gospel, and for everyone to have fun doing it (which was the whole point, remember?)
So we're not going to go so far as to take the Twitter acount down, just giving you a heads-up that we just aren't there very much anymore, compared to other platforms. We'd rather see fifty of you sincerely engaging with us than having smoke blown up my ass from a thousand people who may not actually even exist. In any event, if you're just dying to find me on Twitter, you can still go here: