Thursday, February 17, 2005

Misadventures in Movie Advertising #1

Be Cool Official Site

When you show the trailer for an Elmore Leonard movie, please show the "Leonard-ness" not the sneak previews for Pulp Fiction 2.

Thank you.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Grammy Time.

Ray Charles News on Yahoo! Music

If you want to see the worst & most shallow in award ceremonies. This year's Grammy Awards is it. Where shall I start?

how about Ray Charles getting eight awards. Yeah, you're really saying something to the music community by doing that. "Green Day is good, but did Billie Joe keel over? Is Kaye West pushing daisies? No. Didn't think so. Case Closed. I SAID CASE CLOSED!"

New Artist is a sham as well. I can put out an album & do bubkiss for three years & I still can win Best New Artist.

What's sad is Britany won best dance album. She won over Scissor Sisters, an up & coming Deep Trance group. She won over Kylie Minogue who is actually doing Pop music by experimenting with various electronic styles. Worst of all, Spears won over The Chem. Bros. & Basement Jaxx, Two of the best Anthem House artists ever.

It may mean nothing to the electronic community, but if you're starting out & you're buying from the music store, you're not going to find many copies of Teisto or Derude or even Roni Size. You're gonna find the Dance/Electronic section filled with Spears album. Sure Basement Jaxx got best Album, but you're only going to find the album in music stores if you were in a big metropolitan area.

I pretty much think the judges just flip coins from some of these awards.

At least they didn't ask for a recount like last time.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

My List For Pop Music Artists.

1. Play Good Music
2. What I mean by that is the stuff you don't make in 2 minutes or less
3. Sit down....and think while making lyrics. I know. Totally fucking new concept. Don't even need an Speak & Spell & a monkey. Just think.
4. Fuck over people who talk money figures to you by thinking longer.
5. Pretend that songs about Love, Money & Empowerment Through Dance mean shit sales. I know. I know. It'll hurt your tiny little brain, but you'll thank me later.
6. Smoke, inject, digest, rub into your belly something that will fuck you up for at least two hours.
7. Beer doesn't fucking count. Beer is for misers & weak shits who don't have a clue.
8. You...are what makes these concerts work. YOU! PR's job is to make you look good while having a heart attack. PR gets in your face for missing an interview or something, Knock Them The Fuck OUT! Just grab the first hard thing you can find & swing like you're in the Home Run Derby!
9. Play Good Music.
10. If you haven't followed these ideas, shut the fuck up & drop dead.
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