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William Holmes

William Holmes

  • This is an interesting article. They talk to a few smart people and ask them to describe how Democratic Socialism might work here in America.

    I'll be interested to read what people think after reading it.

  • What's really missing from radio is music fans as DJs, like the old day of early FM radio. The college Rock period was one of the best for radio. Bands that hasn't any chance if getting in commercial radio made their bones in college station. (Think REM, Devo, Talking Heads, The Cure)

    I firmly believe

    What's really missing from radio is music fans as DJs, like the old day of early FM radio. The college Rock period was one of the best for radio. Bands that hasn't any chance if getting in commercial radio made their bones in college station. (Think REM, Devo, Talking Heads, The Cure)

    I firmly believe that modern radio sucks because the DJs font get to play and talk about music they love themselves. The business end loses out as well.

    Right now, indie labels are putting out some of the best to rock, post punk, ever released. Rock isn't Dead. Corporate Rock is. Did that make sense? Probably not.

    I encourage you to go to YouTube and check out Shame (from England), Iceage, (Scandinavia?) and tell me young Caucasian kids wouldn't love that stuff.

    I think , there is room on the radio, and Television, for new Rock music. In fact, Id bet the bank.

    Imagine a new Rock video station. Just like MTV of old, it has cool VJs , cool videos, smartly curated for a new resurgence of post everything .

    Snail Mail

    Courtney Barnett

    Parquet Courts

    Shame

    Iceage

    Uncle Acid

    Acid Dad

    There are thousands of bands that'll give it free content.

    ARTV

    All Rock

    All the time

    There are several hip hop channels. There's two country video channels

    No Rock? It's only perceived to be dear because it needs a new surge of cutting edge salesmanship

    Here's a new thing. Have both a radio and Television presence.

    Feature the coolest music. This means not neccesarily the best selling stuff, at first. We create the market. Reinvigorated by vinyl's resurgence

    We feature festivals like Punk Rock Bowling Fest in Las Vegas. Riot for.

    There are lots of these Rock, metal, punk, festivals. Everyone will want to jump on the bandwagon because we declare it a bandwagon and promo the door out of it.

    "It's new It's cool. And it's gonna kick your %**."

    We don't ignore the classics, if they're good and putting out good music. But, we focus on NEW. People love new.

    People still complain that MTV stopped playing videos. They also complain about the way certain music got thrown by the wayside in favor of hip hop & dance music. There IS an audience

    I'm looking for people who want to invest in it.

    NEW Music, film, comedy, concerts. Gorgeous VJs

    The majority of the content can be finagled. Bands want to sell records and be seen. We give them that... in spades. We will break new bands and change the market almost immediately if we promo hard and smart

    Who's in?

    Message me for more information.

  • The issue here is that many of these Southern towns and cities along the gulf coast are dependent on these energy and chemical plants for practically everything.. They offer high paying jobs. Usually, they're the best or only jobs available to people with a deficit in education.

    It's like the miners

    The issue here is that many of these Southern towns and cities along the gulf coast are dependent on these energy and chemical plants for practically everything.. They offer high paying jobs. Usually, they're the best or only jobs available to people with a deficit in education.

    It's like the miners. Generations of families all work for the local plant. Their entire existence revolve around those jobs. Local restaurants, clothing store, etc. They all depend on those workers having money to spend.

    First:

    How would we be able to help every employee get a new green job? Which companies would move in and take the mantle?

    The whole system in these places, from government to local small business are surviving by way of these companies. What would happen if they went away?

    There has to be a plan that includes this huge problem as a top priority. We can expect some people will be left behind as the plants close down. But, we can't just tell them we're closing shop and "youre on your own" . We'd have to make it law that they close , or evolve into a green energy company somehow. And we'd have to have a reeducation, retraining plan for the workers. The people will need to be reassured that their lives won't be completely disrupted... Or you might have a revolution/civil war on your hands.

    That would be dangerous, foolish, and irresponsible . So, what do we do?

    The entire country runs on dirty energy. Some climate scientists say there's about 25 years before many of those gulf states will be up to their necks in water. Time isn't on our side.

    And worse yet, those chemical plants will be under water too. That raises a big question as to why they aren't being closed immediately. ... Before it turns into an irreversible nightmare.

    Disasters on top of disasters on top of disasters await if some thing isn't done right away. Not 2024. Not a decade from now.

    That means, the next president MUST believe the scientists. Even more important, he or she must be able to act fast. We hear Trump wants to declare a national emergency for his imagined invasion at the southern border. This may be a tactic the next president could use to insist on changes that would otherwise be extended into years of fighting (think healthcare) happen, or begin the process, on day one.

    (Note: I'm having trouble writing in this small text box. I hope it makes sense. Next time, I'll use a note taking app,copy and paste. Or better yet, do it on my PC instead of my phone)