The Lefsetz Letter (http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/) is an influential music industry blog from LA based Bob Lefsetz that goes out to around 250,000 people. This is a recent issue which I don’t think he’ll mind me sharing with you. Also my reply to him which he re-blogged.
From: “Bob Lefsetz” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12 November 2010 04:49:04 GMT
Subject: The Long Goodbye
This is a number one record.
“I know they say if you love somebody
You should set them free (so they say)”
So they say. Don’t you wish it weren’t true? Don’t you wish every cliche was wrong, that you could reinvent the wheel, that things could be different for you?
But they’re not.
Sting sang that song about setting someone you’re in love with free, but the tonality of that number gave the impression that he was the one being set loose, or he was giving the advice. And we all know love advice is given to make you feel good. But it doesn’t. The more your friends talk, the more they try to cheer you up, the more isolated you feel, you believe they just don’t understand, just don’t get you.Read More