The title of my post was an ad campaign by a music company that I have forgotten (was it Tower Records?) However, Jiro (from GLAY) was in the commercials.
I have some interesting leads at the moment that I am going to follow.
I am currently trying to get my stuff situated on Pandora, Amazon and CDBaby, although not necessarily in that order.
It is a hassle getting music onto Pandora, there is some kind of strange process where you have to have your CD on Amazon.com (which it is), but it won’t let me link it, and also there is no “official” album art on Amazon (possibly due to some type of problem when it was imported from CDBaby. If, indeed, it was imported from CDBaby.
I have seen some big time album cover mistakes via Pandora that made me want to insure this would not be a problem.
Since CDBaby has been revamped… I have been waiting for the features to become accessible. I think it is finally happening. I’ve been waiting.
I’ve been thinking of videos lately. Making music videos for YouTube. I love the way BNL’s Ed Robertson has created “The Bathroom Sessions”. If you are a BNL fan and you haven’t seen it, you MUST. It is pure awesomeness. Bathrooms are good because they tend to have good acoustics. I am thinking of recording my next song, “1000 cranes”, in the bathroom, or laundry room. Perhaps that is a little TMI. But actually, the shower has the best acoustics – why do you think so many people feel compelled to sing there?
1000 Cranes is also the name of my next album. “When will I record it?” is the question that an imaginary music reporter would ask me. “I will record it when I am not working 60+ hours a week,” I would answer.
Also, I need to buy a new microphone cord.
So although I haven’t been doing nearly as much as I would like in terms of music (and art), I am thinking about it pretty much all the time. Every day. And that is part of the process in itself. It is like making tea… maybe the leaves are steeping for too long, but I like a strong, bitter tea with no sugar.