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Re: Who's the captain?
3/20/2002 8:18 AM
Steve Cass (14762) wrote:
The interpretation I heard about was the same thing Tyler's on to.
It was written about the music industry and contractual obligations. 'You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave' is a reference to how once the labels hook you, your hooked. Whether your good enough to get a 5 album deal or whether they boot you out after one. If your good enough, the labels will keep you on the leash by seeing to it that you never recoup from advances. If your kicked out after one, you're black listed. Other labels wouldn't be interested although no one will officially tell you that, of course. And of course you're already addicted and need to keep seeking a new deal. 'We are all just prisoners here of our own device'.
So the hotel is the recording industry. The captain is like the A&R guy at the label.
Who knows?? All kinds of stories float around about stuff.