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Please Help Bill Laswell

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Please Help Bill Laswell

Part of the shockingly tragic fallout of Covid-19 has been the unfolding predicament of the artist, who was never on very firm ground anyway, simply because with digital platforms such as Spotify, the music of the genuine artist has been trivialised. Worse still – incomes have dwindled ro such an extent that it is almost impossible for artists to make a living speaking their artistic voice in such a manner as to benefit the greater community of audiences and listeners.

The unraveling tragedy of the 2x GRAMMY-Winning [ including for his work on a Herbie Hancock’s release Rockit] musician and producer, Bill Laswell serves as a stark warning of what how artists are being treated as bottom-feeders by well-oiled landlords and others who thrive – both economically, socially and vicariously on the works of artists such as Mr Laswell. Moreover law-makers who live off the fat of the land – and our tax dollars – just don’t give a damn.

Who cares if the middle class survives? Who needs artists? Who needs the GRAMMY Award Winning producer Bill Laswell? The answer is – YOU AND I DO! and now is the time to show how much we care. Mr Laswell – through the Orange Music Collective has mounted a GoFundMe Campaign. Anything that you can give wil help him keep his home and his studio so that you and I can enjoy great music today and tomorrow – because we cannot live without it. ‘Nuff said!

So let’s Help Bill Laswell. Let’s put our money where our mouths are.

Raul da Gama is a poet and essayist. He has published three collections of poetry, He studied at Trinity College of Music, London specialising in theory and piano, and he has a Masters in The Classics. He is an accomplished critic whose profound analysis is reinforced by his deep technical and historical understanding of music and literature.

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