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!*'A Little Matter of Music' by Mumia Abu-Jamal  nattyreb
 Feb 08, 2012 13:21 PST 


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A Little Matter of Music
[col. Writ. 1/22/12] 9c) =9212 M.A.Jamal
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The new computer technologies have devastated the corporate music =
industry, and sent record sales down the tubes. Whole record chains =
have closed shop.
Even the ubiquitous beats of Rap and Hip-Hop have seen a downturn, with =
acts (save the Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration=92, fueled more by =
concerts than airplay) breaking far less than gold or platinum hit =
status.
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In an industry governed more by imitation than originality, few acts =
have sufficiently moved the public to plunk down bucks for recorded =
music.
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Until now.
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Her voice, clear and sure, accompanied by a spare and modest piano, has =
resonated with a power and depth that can only be termed remarkable.
=20
=93She=94 is Adele, a British singer whose soft, seemingly unforced =
delivery on =93Someone Like You=94 has swept the nation, with a simple, =
plaintive lament on unrequited love.
=20
There=92s nothing fancy here; no tricks nor acrobatics _ just singing.
=20
Singing from the heart.
=20
And as for concerts, problems with her vocal cords have forced their =
cancellation in the last few months. Her sales therefore, around 6 =
million, have made her 2011=92s Best selling artist, and been a bright =
spot in a dry season.
=20
What Adele=92s unlikely success shows is that sometimes, a good song is =
a good song; and music is just music.
=20
And a love song may prove the best of both.
=20
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class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13px;">A Little Matter of =
Music<br>[col. Writ. 1/22/12] 9c) =9212 M.A.Jamal<br> <br>The new =
computer technologies have devastated the corporate music industry, and =
sent record sales down the tubes.  Whole record chains have =
closed shop.<br>Even the ubiquitous beats of Rap and Hip-Hop have seen a =
downturn, with acts (save the Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration=92, =
fueled more by concerts than airplay) breaking far less than gold or =
platinum hit status.<br> <br>In an industry governed more by =
imitation than originality, few acts have sufficiently moved the public =
to plunk down bucks for recorded music.<br> <br>Until =
now.<br> <br>Her voice, clear and sure, accompanied by a spare and =
modest piano, has resonated with a power and depth that can only be =
termed remarkable.<br> <br>=93She=94 is Adele, a British singer =
whose soft, seemingly unforced delivery on =93Someone Like You=94 has =
swept the nation, with a  simple, plaintive lament on =
unrequited love.<br> <br>There=92s nothing fancy here; no tricks =
nor acrobatics _ just singing.<br> <br>Singing from the =
heart.<br> <br>And as for concerts, problems with her vocal cords =
have forced their cancellation in the last few months. Her sales =
therefore, around 6 million, have made her 2011=92s  Best =
selling artist, and been a bright spot in a dry =
season.<br> <br>What Adele=92s unlikely success shows is that =
sometimes, a good song is a good song; and music is just =
music.<br> <br>And a love song may prove the best of =
both.<br> <br>n  =A9  =9212 =
maj<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>The Power of Truth is Final -- Free =
Mumia! <br><br>Mumia Abu-Jamal's Radio Essays - Subscribe at the =
website or on iTunes and get Mumia's radio commentaries online.<br>Audio =
of most of Mumia's essays are at: <a =
href=3D"http://www.prisonradio.org">http://www.prisonradio.org</a><br><br>=
Mumia's got a podcast! http://mumiapodcast.libsyn.com/ ; =
 <br><br>Get your copy of the new book by Mumia and Marc Lamont =
Hill =93The Classroom and The Cell: Conversations on Black Life in =
America" at <br>http://twpbooks.com/catalog/theclassroomandthece=
ll-p-208.html<br><br>Please make a contribution to help free Mumia. =
Donations to the grassroots work will go to both INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED =
FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL and the FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL =
COALITION (NYC).<br><br>WWW.FREEMUMIA.COM<br><br>Please mail donations/ =
checks to:<br>FREE MUMIA ABU JAMAL COALITION<br>PO BOX  16, NEW =
YORK, <br>NY 10030<br>(CHECKS FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS PAYABLE TO: =
 FMAJC/IFCO)<br><br>FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: =
 <br>267-760-7344<br>212-330-8029<br><br>Send our brotha some LOVE =
and LIGHT at: <br><br>Mumia Abu-Jamal <br>AM =
8335 <br>SCI-Mahanoy<br>301 Morea Rd.<br>Frackville, PA. =
17932<br><br>WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM CAN *NOT* =
REST!! <br><br>Subscribe: mumiacolumn-@topica.com =
;<br>Read: http://topica.com/lists/mumiacolumns/read ;<br>Subscri=
be ICFFMAJ email updates list by e-mailing <br>icff-@aol.com! =
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