Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I'm feeling quite tired right now, so I'm not going to write much here. Just listen to the show. Everything that you need to know is in there.
And I'd love to hear your opinion on whether or not the Shins and/or the Arcade Fire are indie enough for my show.
Oh, and I have a correction to make. During the show, I say that the name of the Maria Taylor song that I played was "No Stars". It's actually "Smile and Wave". Oops.
And listen for that new hit single by the Smittens. It rules!
So, here's the show:
Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)
ps. Sorry for not hookin you up with the tape. I did make it, but I was under the weather the day of the Potter show. I will try and get it to you at some point I suppose. I'm going to the YLT show; you?
Matt: I don't know yet if I'm going. I bet YLT is going to sell out like crazy.
I'd still like the tape. If you do give it to me, I actually do have the ability to put it on CD. ^_^
Of course, it is good, and it lifts my spirits.
Anyway, I guess the nightmare is just not as bad as we thought it was going to be. We don't have to fill out 11 fields on the spreadsheet like we thought we were going to, and I guess the fees aren't as bad as they were going to be.
Still, it's bullshit because a lot of the artists we play aren't going to see a fucking dime as a result of this reporting. I doubt the Smittens will ever see any money. Maybe bigger bands like the Arcade Fire and the Shins will, though. -_^
Regarding the other topic; if one wanted to be the perennial American optimist, one might hope that when Sound Exchange or whomever gets the playlists, they may pay closer attention to previously unknown talent.
Ben: The CD was called "Il Programma Di Religione". And actually, it was released by an American label. But yeah, I actually had two tracks on there. One was credited to Sergio Van Lukenstein, and the other was credited to "Virgins Live, Sluts Die", which might be the name of my real band if I ever get it off the ground.
As for SoundExchange noticing good music... eh... I don't know if they care. I guess I don't share your optimism. Oh well, I hope no more bullshit like that rears its ugly head. We'll see...