{Behind The Music} Robert Kramer on The Rhythm Of The Thing

Live music has taken a turn for the worse in the Chicago area…if you’re not in a tribute band or major star touring act, you don’t get paying gigs.

Episode #499: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10150833

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW ROBERT KRAMER
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Person Interviewing: Robert Kramer

Song name: The Rhythm Of The Thing
Music Genre : rock, pop, jazz, blues
A fun & powerful song about how everything in life is excited rhythm and vibration, and to live life to the fullest rhythm possible.

Link: http://www.robertkramermusic.com/releases

It is a smogasbord of genres & styles, ranging from piano pop ala “Billy Joel”, emotion rock/pop with a melodic Sting/Police flavored reggae-rock mashup, to “Sarah McLaughlin-ish” sadness ballads, sultry R&B, and prog-rock. It’ss meant to be a “musical resume'” of the range of emotion and music of the Robert Kramer brand.

I reside in a suburb of Chicago near Fox Valley…
where there is literally NO music scene save for an occasional DJ at a bar or jukeboxes. Live music has taken a turn for the worse in the Chicago area…if you’re not in a tribute band or major star touring act , you don’t get paying gigs. The indie music scene is almost non-existent, save for a couple of old Chicago dive bars. Ask me for examples!

Music business…
I would quote Hunter S Thompson, whom I have now become a fan of, who once said about the music business . “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long, plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side…”. (Ask me for examples.I am a music business activist who has more than just an opinion…i have the scars from doing business with these “music business” industry people.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Frank Zappa. He was arguably the most mentally together musician and band-leader. He was organized, ruthless, visionary and had guts to stand up against odds that would turn most musicians brains into raw sewage. He was a business-man, a poet, a composer the likes of which very few can stand next to, and an inspiration to anyone with half an ounce of brain matter. The man knew how to think.

Website and social media links:
TWITTER: @robertkramer



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