What Problem??

I have a ritual each morning. I get up grab myself a bowl of cereal and go through my RSS feeds and news sites. Today I decided to check out the music news on msn.com. What I thought I would get verses what I actually saw were two very different things.

When I want music news I want to hear about good things happening to artists, new music, festivals and performs etc..

What I found was the vast majority of the stories were artists going to jail or to rehab. Then we get to hear about divorces, sentencing, and well it is nice to see Amy Winehouse back on the stage. What the hell are these people doing? Can’t you get a grip on your own life? I wonder if anybody has heard of positive PR?

Here are the headlines for this morning:

Foxy Brown Won’t Get on Bus for Court
Oct. 12, 2007, 3:00 PM EST

Foxy Brown refuses to get on correction department bus for court appearance in Brooklyn

Winehouse to Perform at mtvU Woodies
Oct. 12, 2007, 12:17 PM EST

Amy Winehouse to perform at the 4th annual mtvU Woodie Awards in New York City on Nov. 8

Rapper T.I. Arrested Before Awards Show
Oct. 14, 2007, 5:12 AM EST

Rapper T.I. arrested on firearms charges just hours before BET Awards show

Jailed T.I., West, Common Win 2 Awards
Oct. 14, 2007, 6:43 AM EST

Rapper T.I., jailed before ceremony, gets 2 awards along with Kanye West and Common

Snoop Dogg to Pick Up Trash in Sentence
Oct. 11, 2007, 6:45 PM EST

Snoop Dogg to spend 160 hours picking up trash as part of sentence for carrying illegal weapon

Spears Granted 1 Overnight Visit a Week
Oct. 11, 2007, 5:40 PM EST

Spears files motion seeking expanded visitation rights with kids, Federline lawyer says

Bobby Brown Denies Having Heart Attack
Oct. 11, 2007, 4:38 AM EST

Bobby Brown denies his attorney’s statement that he is recovering from heart attack

McCartney in Court for Divorce Hearing
Oct. 11, 2007, 5:56 AM EST

Paul McCartney, Heather Mills in court for divorce hearing
Madonna Said to Be Near $120M Deal
Oct. 10, 2007, 7:20 PM EST

Madonna said to be near $120 million record deal with Live Nation

Britney’s New Album to be Released Early
Oct. 10, 2007, 2:26 PM EST

Britney Spears’ new album, “Blackout,” to be released two weeks early due to Internet leak

Report: Spears Passes Drug Test, Must Face Hit-and-Run Charges
Oct. 9, 2007, 4:18 PM EST

Report: Spears passes drug test, is ordered to be booked for alleged hit-and-run before Oct. 25

This just irked me today.

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