Can't Be Serious Records

Dazie Mae's Songs Matured in Oak

A word from CBS founder and CEO, Hugh Ree


I read the news today, and words were flying out like endless rain, waiting to take me away. I wondered: where do they all come from? All those words, they seem to slip away…

Since Can't Be Serious Records was founded in 1969, my life has changed, oh, so many ways. And although my independence seems to vanish in the haze (don’t you think that money is heaven sent!), some kind of happiness is measured out in miles: the movement you need is on your shoulder.

How do I feel by the end of the day? I realized a lifetime is so short, and a new one can’t be bought. And it doesn’t really matter if I’m wrong. I just listen to the music playing in my head. One thing I can tell you, my friend, is you got to be free.

New York, June 21st, 2006