Darin and Brooke Aldridge and Jerry Salley- Studio City
Folks, I have secretly commandeered the studio computer while these guys work. Don’t tell ’em I let you walk right in.
They are near the end of the session. Everyone is tired and I see a bit more gray hair this week than last week. I want to be the first person on the planet to tell you this will be a groundbreaking CD. I hear country duets here that deserve international exposure.
Darin Aldridge is as much a music perfectionist as I am a Doc. He’s driven to dig deep and give his best; always has been. So is this Salley guy. Every note, each phrase; it has to be right or it won’t fly. Brooke sings in the stratosphere, the harmony is solid down to the last trill, and the instruments ring acoustic true as Darin somehow coaxes out a tone old Doc can’t comprehend.
Read ‘Appetite for Self Destruction.’ The end for business as usual is at hand. The Internet and grass roots word of mouth is gonna free us all, and music will be by musicians and for people. And for my money, that is as it should be. I’m for the artists. They are the ones who move me.
The money folks who have exploited the artists will have to buy a ticket to the show. Don’t worry, they can afford it. Who knows, maybe they’ll come to love the music.
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