John McLaughlin Interivew

A reader who did this interview passed the video along to me and I'm only too happy to share it as I'm a big McLaughlin fan.

He has a lot to say about the state of the music industry and even reveals that he drove trucks and sold caviar in order to survive in the early days. It made me feel a little better about my day gigs in the past.


  1. A larger point is made... jazz/blues is arguably the only musical contribution of note that the good ole US of A has contributed to the overall world culture of the arts... we have no mozart, no Bach etc...

    i remember the Ken Burns documentaries a while back where i think one of his interview subjects said there were 3 cultural contributions made by the America: Baseball, the Civil War , and Jazz

    the birthplace of jazz has totally forsaken it's one historical contribution to world culture due to the lack of capitalist gain. Seems simple to me.

    The US has no place for any art that does not generate profits. Reference American Idol , etc...

    Sad, but apparently true. (although Blues seems to be doing OK, wonder why that is?)

    Best regards.

  2. Ain't that the truth.