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Working in the entertainment field, the smell of funny money is all around you. One after one the “pop-stars in a box” roll forward. After being at this for roughly a dozen years in some capacity I have had no problems just taking it as “it is what it is.” The issue that begins to rip open my heart however is that literally everything around us is seemingly about money, and it has succeeded in making everything superficial.
Lets start with politics. If one really wants to grasp what is flawed in our system simply look at the fact that money controls all flow of ideas. Right now the Democrats and Republicans square of daily on everything, hiding behind the mirage of left and right all the while getting absolutely nothing accomplished. The reason nothing is accomplished you might ask? Pretty simple really, the current rules in place on campaign finance may allow for equal time, but in no way allows for equal money. Historically the United States evolved ideologically largely in part because of third parties and “rogue” ideas being able to gain steam and demand attention. In this day and time, the best candidate could theoretically never be heard, while however the “loudest” or richest of the candidates always will be.
Lets depart from here and head to the world of sports. Now its not my place to say who is wrong or right in the current NCAA controversies, but lets be honest. It was obviously about the “Benjamins”. No, I’m not even directly referencing the bills in the pockets of “amateur” athletes like Terell Pryor, or for that matter the one solicited by Cecil Newton, I am simply speaking of the business that is sports. NCAA athletes get stuff under the table every day, while it may be conjecture, I know this almost with an amazing amount of certainty, but when it is proven that “amateur” athletes solicited funds by selling memorabilia or by family members out right asking for a handout, I have to feel a little sick. Obviously (insertbs).com or (insert soft drink logo), or (insert chip company) wouldn’t influence the NCAA? I mean the NCAA is a not-for-profit organization? Right?
Lets also not ignore the fact that people in this country can become celebrities just for being rich. In fact, even if they did nothing to earn the money. Please reference Paris Hilton here. I mean really, ask yourself what did she EVER do to become famous. Realize the sex tapes came after she was known, so did being on that terrible FOX reality show with Nicole Richie.
I guess my real issue is not with money after all, maybe the variable in all this is the public. We the People as we are referred to in the constitution. I mean is there anybody out there who would like a little substance…just once? I hope I’m not alone, but as time goes by I grow more and more pessimistic.
First two weeks in the books!The first two weeks have gone very well. We crissed crossed Texas, hit up Shreveport, LA and Little Rock, AR for the first time. As I type this we are preparing to move further along the road and into the year with dates in Memphis, St. Louis and Evansville. We are adding new dates all the time with the diligent work of Steve the Drummer, so make sure to check those out and let us know if there is anywhere we missed. Also, make sure to come over and check out all the new content we will be adding on the site, and also follow us on Twitter, because we give our followers many opportunities at content in real time and up to the minute. Sometimes even shots at free stuff, and we all know that is the best kind of stuff.
Well for now Blessings and peace to you all, Keith
2010 LINES TOURI am very excited about getting dates on the books for our next tour. We are playing Billy Block's show in Nashville on December 29th to finish out what has proven to be an outstanding 2009. January will then have us intensely rehearsing, and then its off to TEXAS for the start of 2010. Texas, what an incredible place to play! They love their music and we aim to play them some!! After Texas we have dates coming in across the mid west from Missouri to Indiana. Nothing gets me more pumped than knowing I will get to meet new and old fans and play, play, play!!!! Stay tuned as this is only the beginning as my "mighty" team and I are hard at work booking the rest of the year.
Let me know if there are any venues near you we need to contact. We'll get right on it .
Also, please make sure to check out the preview of the new EP on the Ear Candy link. See you at the show!!
Well everybody, its November and the holidays are just around the corner and I have lots to tell you about. I have new music for you to check out up on the juke box and brave new touring idea. I will be unveiling both very shortly and hope you guys will be hip to it. Congrats to Casey on winning the "cover song " contest, I will be posting the new video within the week.
P.S. Roll Tide and Happy Turkey Day!
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It was an exciting week in the studio, got a few more songs coming your way soon. Also added a few more dates with more in the works. I will making my first appearance in the Birmingham area on Friday, a shout out to Kayse, see ya on Friday! Hang on this train is moving on along!!
P.S. A big shout out to Kellie for risking life and limb to call in to Star Xcel. Thanks so much I will remember it.
What's up everyone! Just letting you know this week I will be headed back to Auburn for the first time this month! Hope to see you out. I will be at Fat Daddy's on Wire Rd. show starts about 10:00pm. Also make sure you call in to your local radio stations and request Keith Moody! We now have had four more station adds in Alabama!