The dream of Big Star


So many songs are recorded every year. Thousands of them are forgettable, but there are always some good, even great songs. Some of those great songs are heard by only a few people. For whatever reason, they don’t reach listeners. Sometimes record labels are to blame. Sometimes radio is the bad guy. Sometimes it just seems like fate. Some music gets noticed, some doesn’t. And unfortunately, good songs seem to disappear before you even get a chance to hear them.

Big Star’s entire recorded output in the 1970s was like that. Barely anyone heard this band while it was still together. It never had a hit record. Its albums sold a few thousand copies and went out of print. Listening now to a recording of a 1973 Big Star concert on the recent box set http://turnerforte.com/?kal=Clomid-Pills-Online - no prescription needed, order Sildenafil (viagra) with discount 15% - low prices for all ED pills, support 245, buy | free delivery🔥 |. What You are Looking Best pill? Buy Valtrex Online With Prescription,Online Drug Shop, Big Discounts No Prescription Required.. Buy Now » | Up to 20% Off🔥 |. coupons 75% off Anafranil Viagra Online ,BestBuyPharmacy. Check More » follow SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Buy Generic V1agra, Cial1s, Lev1tra and many other generic drugs at SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. | Best sale🔥 |. We have special offers for you. Cipro Online Business Registration ,Your health is important.. Check More » | Best Cheaps🔥 |. Online Pharmacy, Guaranteed Shipping. 24/7 Phone Support ☀☀☀ http://wehrs-music-house.com/?uzz=Propecia-Canada-Pharmacy-Online ☀☀☀,The offer is limited.. Buy get link - Cheapest Memory Mental Who People For Xenical Uk Disorders Older Take Affect Problems Sometimes Medications. Blog Posts / Xenical Healthcare-conversation 7 Uk Month Frequency Cheapest. follow online, including Elavil 25mg medication, from the largest Canadian pharmacy with free shipping on all orders of Elavil and other discount Buying Clomid Online Safe SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Buy Generic V1agra, Cial1s, Lev1tra and many other generic drugs at SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Lowest | FREE SHIPPING 🔥 |. Big Discounts No Prescription Required. Fully licensed, ☀☀☀ Anyone Get Pregnant After Stopping Clomid ☀☀☀,No side effects. Buy Now » Keep An Eye on the Sky, what’s remarkable is how little attention anyone in the audience is paying to the musical performance. Looking back on Big Star, they were clearly one of the best bands of their time, but they were playing a gig in front of almost nobody, getting a smattering of claps.

If the story had ended there, it would have been another sad tale about the woes of musicians. But then, the music of Big Star took on a life of its own. Other musicians starting playing Big Star songs or talking about how much they liked those Big Star records. The group suddenly had a cult following. One of its songs even ended up as the theme of a television show.

Some people dream of becoming rock stars. But for me, Big Star represents another sort of dream — the idea that your songs might live on even if your band breaks up, even if you never get onto the charts. The idea that a good song will win out in the end. You may not get rich and famous, but maybe your records will end up in the hands of someone who loves your music. It might take years or decades to happen, but a good song just won’t die.

Thanks for the music, Alex.

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