One hand here.  A couple weeks ago, I bought two CDs directly from
Omar Rodriguez Lopez (leader of WB artist The Mars Volta) from his
"solo" projects, or at least from his web site.  A manager and/or an
intern were probably middle(wo)men.

In the past, I've also dug buying CDs from touring bands directly from
their van so as to get around the venue's take on merchandise revenue.

David, thanks for posting that link.  I hadn't seen the NPR blog,
which I found equally interesting being an alumnus of American
University and having some experience with WVAU, AU's not-quite-radio
station (long ago the university decided the local NPR affiliate,
WAMU, should get to use its broadcasting capabilities).


On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Randy Riddle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Okay ... show of hands.
> Who has taken David's advice in the past month and supported a
> musician by attending a Bing Crosby concert or buying a cd direct from
> Frank Sinatra?
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:06 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I'm not crazy about the term "Free Culture Movement" and David's arguments
>> do not make me love the major music companies again. But this comes from a
>> different side of the tracks
>> from what we are used to seeing, and for that reason, is quite interesting.
>> Uncle Dave Lewis
>> [log in to unmask]
>> Lebanon, OH