I was a little surprised to see this headline earlier today. Apparently the Co-op switched to exclusively playing music by unsigned artists in their supermarkets, but after widespread complaint by the staff working in them, they have reverted to playing chart music. To be honest, I was mainly surprised because I hadn't heard that the … Continue reading The Co-op’s Unsigned Playlist, RIP?
When I first began this blog, I never envisaged writing two articles about something that Amanda Palmer had done. As I pointed out out in the first one, I'm no fanboy. Nevertheless, I'm starting to think quite highly of her philosophy, after I watched this TED talk: If you, like me, are interested in making … Continue reading Another post about Amanda Palmer. Sort of.
The other night, our guitarist sent us this article. It made for interesting reading, particularly from the point of view of somebody who would, eventually, dearly love to be able to make a living playing his own music (or at least, our guitarist's music, given he writes most of the songs). The TL;DR version is … Continue reading Your act’s image, and whether it is important.
Hopefully by now you've had time to investigate and digest the artists I recommended in ASAM pt I, and form your own opinions on them. As promised, I've returned to present some more exciting new discoveries for part II. Some heavier, some lighter, some jazzier (is that even a word?), and I'd be interested to … Continue reading Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (part II)
(Or, "TheCrowFromBelow shamelessly pimps his friends' bands.") One evening, back in the spring of 2010, I was in a bit of a rut. The two bands I'd played with during my undergraduate days had been on varying degrees of hiatus, and the singer-songwriter for whom I'd been playing guitar had seemingly dropped off the face … Continue reading Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music (Part I)
Another musician wielding another WordPress blog. So far, so average. Arguably, this is the place where I should tell you all that I have an exciting and original idea, which will revolutionise the "blogosphere" and keep you all abreast of every "Next Big Thing" that you really need to start caring about; but I think … Continue reading By way of introduction…