Fri, Oct. 9th, 2015, 02:07 pm
I don't post here much anymore. I do read my friends' journals still, so am around, but you can keep up with what I am doing better in other places.
I've moved onto various other social media places to post on. FacebookTwitterLast.fmFlickrTumblr8tracks
Thu, Nov. 29th, 2007, 02:06 pm
Any independent musician marketing themselves in a serious way should read this guy's blog:http://newmusicstrategies.com/
And his free ebook:http://newmusicstrategies.com/ebook/
What is prompting me to write this is this particular post:http://newmusicstrategies.com/2007/04/15/thing-11-the-death-of-scarcity/
It is basically a brief article about the economics of endless supply in how it relates to music online. It is a concept anyone serious about selling music should take seriously.There may have been a time where you would press a thousand copies of a CD, give away a couple of hundred as promos, and try and sell the other eight hundred. Now, you can press a thousand, give away a million, and still sell the thousand.
The death of scarcity makes a nonsense of the notion of the ‘lost sale’. If someone would never have bought your music in the first place, but acquires the music through some other means (perhaps as a recipient of one of those million promotional copies), you haven’t “lost a sale”, you’ve gained a listener. More importantly, you’ve gained attention
I get so tired of hearing independent labels or musicians crying about how it is unfair that piracy is killing their business. This idea of downloading killing the business is absurd. This whole downloading phenomenon is not going away, and that's good! This idea of every download being a lost sale has always been a load of horse shit. This guy's blog and ebook are exceptional sources of ideas and information on how to deal with this changing business climate.
Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007, 09:36 am
I put together a mix for Halloween. It consists of various tracks from older horror movies, etc. This isn't some "best of" soundtracks mix, but rather a mix of moody, vintage material mostly taken from obscure/cult/B-movie films.Download Mix in zip file here
01 - Gene Moore, Dark Entry
"Carnival of Souls
02 - Paul Glass, The Seed Of Astaroth
"To the Devil a Daughter
03 - Giorgio Gaslini, School At Night (Lullaby - Music Box Version)
04 - Ennio Morricone, Dark Revelation
"Exorcist II: The Heretic
05 - Richard Band, Cantos Profanae
06 - Goblin, Suspiria (Celesta And Bells)
07 - Jay Chattaway, Subway Terror
08 - Tangerine Dream, Darkness
09 - Stefano Mainetti, Zombi 3 (Seq. 2)
10 - Paul McCollough, Farmhouse
"Night of the Living Dead
11 - Fabio Frizzi, Occhi di brace
"City of the Living Dead
12 - Walter Rizzati, Walt Monster End
"The House By The Cemetery
13 - J. Peter Robinson, "The Gate" End Titles
14 - Robert Rodriguez, Doc Block
15 - Nico Fidenco, The Magic Is In Progress
Is the world flat? I never thought about it. I tell you what I’ve thought about. How I’m going to feed my child– how I’m going to take care of my family. The world, is the world flat has never entered into, like that has not been an important thing to me.
Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007, 09:21 pm
Goddamn internet. How can such a brilliant tool for communication be such a vessel of evil? Curse ye, internet.
Taken at Rick Santorum's concession speech. Amazing.
This wouldn't be nearly as funny if it were someone other than Santorum.