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Monday, June 23, 2014

So we tweeted about Link Wray

And I was stunned by the reception in one way but not in another way.

My tweet was why isn't Link Wray in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Well, why?

It seems to me that innovators are punished these days; ignored and even shunned in favor of the shiny, the bland and the new.

Literature and music are very much intertwined the same way typing and noise are. To those who are true artists, and true means you are an artist by birth, as opposed to having a degree saying you are an artist; art is innate and spiritual; art is internal and visceral and true art changes those who come after.

Link Wray did that.

So why isn't he in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This one bothers me.

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