Over at THE pop punk/emo site with its finger on
the pulse, there is a great blog by a very wise and experienced
A&R/Producer Loren Israel. Even if you do not enjoy everything he says, he
has been involved in the business enough to speak the truth. However, some of
the stuff seems dated by a few years and a little too absolute. For example, if
you are really exceptional in one area (songwriting or image) you can be really
weak in another (oddly enough songwriting or image). Anything to add or
any disagreements? Link.