Grace Slick should have been included and, of course, Joni Mitchell, but it's a good start.
"As anyone who’s struggled to start a band, get shows, record music, and become a certified rock star knows, coming up with a name is half the challenge."
I'd vote for "Only the Good Die Young" for #1 instead of #2. And I'd put "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" higher.
It's a nice try, but I'm not buying it.
If there’s good music out there, you should want to be hearing it. If you don’t have an innate taste for this music, make a small effort anyway. Be open-minded and intentionally seek out the very best. Tons of people love this particular kind of art. If you’re a remotely curious person, you should want to know why.
And if that art also has the potential to challenge and deepen your worldview? Well, then it’s all the more imperative that conservatives give hip-hop a shot.
Touring is where the money is at: artists supposedly get about 60% of the ticket price.