Local music... who decides?
jameshepler at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 6 09:22:02 EST 2008
I'm surprised you found 45 peopel who didn't laugh at
you and walk away when you shared this idea with them.
Also, Tangeena Barren?
--- trunk <trunkrecords at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I guess I will keep thinking about the greed
> angle. Have you
> > experience in this regard? What worked for you?
> Heh... actually I do.
> There was this club, club 'a' to protect the guilty,
> where we kept
> getting the cold shoulder from the booking guy.
> Nothing we tried (all
> five of us tried different things) worked. Then one
> day we were
> thinking about the issue and decided to try a bit of
> engineering on the club goob.
> Here is what we did. We took out a half page ad in
> the Independent
> that had a great picture of the band and lots of
> cool looking flashy
> graphics and fonts. All of it meaningless. We then
> snagged all the
> copies we could find and cut out the ad. We then
> mailed (snail mail)
> 45 copies of this advert from 45 different people
> (all legit people)
> and then followed up with a telephone call a week
> This club goob was salivating to get us in the door.
> He thought that
> he was gonna make loads of money so he was suddenly
> our best friend.
> He even gave the band a $200 bar tab AND $500 for
> This one little lesson should give you all you need
> to break into the
> local scene.
> Just remember:
> Flash over substance - if you are an amazing band
> with exceptional
> musicians, don't mention this fact. Instead, play
> down the level of
> musicianship and instead find lots of adjectives
> which mean nothing
> but average people will think you are cool.
> Nothing means something - The less you say, the more
> people wanna
> Take every opportunity to impress a club goob with
> your business
> acumen. Even if you suck at it, make the club goob
> THINK that you
> will make them money.
> It's a cruel world out there so cruel actions are
> needed to survive.
> It's either that or just hold your own parties and
> forget the clique-
> ish club scene.
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