The Wu-Tang Clan has just given $500,000 to NYU to digitize a collection of some 40,000 blues 78s and 45s from the '20s through the '50s. No, that doesn't sound right. Madonna has just given $500,000 to Miami-Dade Community College to digitize 40,000 old dance band records from the . . . ? Brooks & Dunn, Vanderbilt, hillbilly? Nah. American musicians don't give a fuck about the past (certain jazz musicians excepted—but I don't think Wynton, sleek as he may be, has got a spare 500 large). I mean, they'll maybe cover an oldie or two, even play a quick benefit, but they're not gonna cut loose with that kind of money, and give it to a... More >>>