Do I detect the foul stench of ……payola?

I noticed this article over at Coolfer. Payola rears it’s ugly head again and Senator Russ Feingold in the US is renewing calls for an investigation into the relationship between independent promoters and record labels. I can unequivocally state for all to read right now that The Rock and Roll Report does not pay any record labels fees for access of any kind. I just e-mail them begging for freebies and hope they take pity on this poor, struggling blog trying to highlight all that is good in the corrupt sea of the music business and nefarious record label shenanigans. How is that for writing huh? (No record labels were hurt in the writing of this post. Some feelings may be hurt and I apologize.)
Later.