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The Runway Network and Scott Dente’s iPod

June 17th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Why I am a groupie…Okay, I’m not quite a groupie as I haven’t yet followed Scott and Christine Dente on tour by camping out in my car (although I’ve been tempted…). I haven’t yet tried to sneak backstage at a concert so my kids and I could play with their kids (although that sounds like too much fun)…(And I won’t tell you what I have done that my husband thinks is worthy of the label groupie …) I must confess that in recent days I’ve even stopped keeping up with the message board on Christine’s site.

But after a recent email from the topica group (a groupie network, I suppose), I’ve been checking the board more, and today I discovered this link to The Runway Network, started by Scott Dente and Charlie Peacock…

The Runway Network is a new “emerging model” music company taking flight. We are reimagining what it means to be in the music business and looking to connect with others eager to do the same. We are small, mobile, and quick. We think injecting our company with a greed vaccination is a good idea.


We think laughter is the best elixir, love the only way, and dreams essential. We think that Jimi Hendrix should have lived long enough to record with Miles Davis. We think Bono and Al Green should team up to record Bacharach’s best songs with Bill Frisell on guitar. We think The White Stripes are some kind of hope for rock. And we think the best music is the music we are about to discover.

Scott and Charlie list their iPod playlists and reading lists. Scott’s selections are pasted below.

Top 10 (or 17 ) albums in my iPod that changed my life ( or made me feel real good )

Kind of Blue – Miles Davis
American Garage – Pat Metheny
Woodface – Crowded House
Led Zeppelin I – Led Zeppelin
October – U2
Steady On – Shawn Colvin
Jeff Beck – Wired
Who’s Next – The Who
Whatever- Aimee Mann
Soul Cages – Sting
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
Pirates – Rickie Lee Jones
Parachutes – Coldplay
Plumb – Jonatha Brooke
Secret World Live – Peter Gabriel
Innocence Mission – The Innocence Mission
Axis Bold as Love- Jimi Hendrix
Neil Young – Comes a Time

What I’ve Read, What I’m Reading:

Mark Helprin- Soldier of the Great War ( all of his books really )
C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity – ( among others of his )
Andre Gide- The Immoralist
Douglas Coupland – ( any and all )
Curtis / Eldredge- The Sacred Romance
Albert Camus – A Happy Death
J.D. Salinger- Franny and Zooey
Chaim Potok- My Name Is Asher Lev
Ayn Rand- The Fountainhead
J.R.R. Tolkien- The Two Towers
Donald Miller – Blue Like Jazz

And I guess I must be a groupie after all, since seeing this site and reading through these lists tonight has inspired me and given me a case of excited-school-girl giggles…

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Rod Kratochwill's Weblog // Jun 17, 2004 at 5:44 am

    Who am we?

    Julie is talking about home schooling and says this: “When I was a girl, my mother cautioned me You become like the person you marry .