The Princess Diaries? No, but pig-out on the music feeding your heart and soul. The white magic awaits.
Radio stations help you through the mourning. If you feel heartbreak, tune into a frequency from Technossance times. Hear the Heartbreak Radio Series uncut. Give in to your hunger. Sometimes the heartbreak needs to be fed.
The Buck Burgers bar and grill dials into WOW 87.7 FM and AM 2200 every morning. But you have to wait for dessert. Wait for it. Grab a Coke, order the world’s best burgers, and only the best curly fries in Brewington’s eatery. Then try the new milk-bar cake after your meal and listen to WRICH 109.9 FM for dessert. It’s Brewington’s leading choice.
DJs rarely use the title and will hate everything not done on their diamond bezel watch. Some claim Heartbreak was over-produced, no one threw to any songs, and it followed none of radio’s rules. True, but it all had a heartbeat. It delivered raw emotion. An exploration of sound, a journey through music, time and space. Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum almost sponsored one show, but we produced it for fair use.
What is Fair Use?
Some often use fair use for education. In its most general sense, fair use is any copy of copyrighted material or music done for a limited and ‘transformative’ purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. We can do such uses without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright infringement. If your use qualifies as fair use, then it’s not considered infringement. Lionheart’s radio network parodies traditional radio. A pissed-off Sir Alec Bosworth spent a lot of time humping Tuesday Alvarez for Heartbreak, almost a decade producing shows. The sound engineers kept pumping it out. DJ Tony Tattoni got some credit. In Sir Bosworth’s royal duties, he swore it was “fair use” for the network. Rise of the Rich Army? Theft of intellectual property? It’s war. There’s fucking heartbreak in Ukraine. Still, it caught on fast with the rich. The middle class is far too busy.
The Lionheart Enterprises radio network has just about every Technossance classic in rotation. In broadcasting, rotation is the repeated airing of a limited playlist of songs on a radio station. They are usually in a different order each time, at least most of the time. The only tune not played for fair use was Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
But if the Brewington Buckaroos dig it, so should you. Credit DJ Sloth as the mastermind.
Lionheart’s Radio is Parody
A parody is a work that ridicules another, usually well-known work, by imitating it, mocking it absurdly. Most law clerks understand that, by its nature, parody demands some taking from the original work being parodied. Unlike other forms of fair use, a fairly extensive use of the original work is permitted in a parody in order for an original. Don’t be fooled. It’s very hard work. I did not design the Heartbreak Radio Series to celebrate WABC or WNBC’s death. It’s WRICH funeral music. After I’m buried at sea, I want to look down from heaven and hear them blasting Heartbreak Radio.
People use “rocked” when speaking of something that they did very well at or did very bad at. Tuesday Alvarez was the sound boy for Heartbreak, but he and Alec were secretly deep into drugs. They lost control, deeper into the drug scene. It was how they rolled. Still, WRICH radio rocked. Music means money, money, money in a rich world.
The last Heartbreak is sad. Clowns producing the show had tears in their eyes at the end. “The Footpath poem killed it,” said a desperately thirsty Tuesday. He had recited all my poems. Footpath was the last one before disappearing.