Used to be that musicians would get together…jam…book a session…start a band…stuff like that. Now, they work on “projects”.
Circumstances are always beyond my control and this time, the circumstances have landed me in Memphis. It’s all copasetic. One thing I will be doing is working on a project. I can’t tell you the details blah-blah-blah and that is the nature of projects.
And, like the deal where when one door closes another opens…when one project blows to hell another opportunity pops up. The project that bit the dust this time? Well…here’s the thing; at some point “hype” became a good word and also, the ability to spew hype became a desired character trait. But, hype is dead. There are still remnants of the golden age hyping to beat the devil. Money for vapor, that’s what they seek.
Dude said; “This is L.A. Baby, not Sleepy Hollow. You guys move much too slow”.
I guess Hollywood ain’t geared for me and old Crazy Bill.
Anyway, I’m here in Memphis chasing the music and not the vapor.
The good thing about projects is, you can have multiple ones kicking at the same time…festering and bubbling…they can co-exist and benefit each other.
It’s tough to make a buck playing music these days but, hype is dead. Embrace the project, play the music and, don’t drive in to the vapor.
From Music Radar…
In a curious move, Apple Corps Ltd and EMI Music are manufacturing 30,000 of these, each of which comes pre-loaded with 14 stereo remastered Beatles albums and 13 mini-documentaries. The apple will also contain replicated album art, rare photos and expanded liner notes.
I guess they are saying it’s a “curious move” because the flash drive is sort of superfluous technology or, the fact that these sorts of things have sold poorly in the past. I don’t know.
The device does feature lossless files. I think that core Beatles fans will snap these up and put them on the mantles and in the personal shrines at $280.
German band, Rammstein, has released a new album, Liebe ist für alle da (Love Is There For All Of Us). It appears that the group has embraced the “new business model” tenets; get viral and offer something above and beyond, something special, for the real fans.
To that end, Rammstein has unleashed a series of quirky TV/online ads. This one has a S&M theme…
Click pause on the music player located in the side bar before playing the video.
And…there is also a special edition boxed set available at What Records…
The Deluxe Aluminium Suit-Case contains a Special Edition CD, plus a bonus CD, 6 Pink Plastic Dildos, Handcuffs, Lube and much more. I hope to get more details shortly but I know it is a Fantastic item as no expense has been spared because the band cares about its fans.
By the way, the band cares so much about their fans that the dildos are reproductions of the members actual members so, folks can feel a real connection to the objects of their fanaticism.
So, fezzes off to Rammstein for realizing their target demographics and market potential in these tough times.