So I did some work on the possible disc case thing. Here’s a video of me trying to assemble one while holding a camera in the other hand.
I talked to Shane Sauers a bit about the assembly thing (the video is mainly so he could see what I’m thinking & improve on the design). We were talking about running labels (he runs Northpole) & whether or not it’s worth it to advertise. He had a story about a magazine telling him a review would run & when he said he couldn’t justify an ad for a seven inch limited to 300 copies the review got pulled (of course it’s in a magazine you would respect, this is just how magazines work, which is shitty but understandable from a business standpoint). In similar news another friend of mine is talking about hiring a real publicist (the kind that only works with a total of ten or so clients) which costs about $10,000 for a year which I have absolutely no idea of whether or not that actually ends up panning out. It’s funny to hear these stories about friends who are in similar music business situations to me just taking the big leap investing $10,000 in ads or a publicist. I just can’t justify it personally. I’d rather put out 5 CDs with the money hoping to break even than put all my eggs in one basket. But it could very well be that they are right & I am wrong.
I just read this interesting rant about music blogs on The Decibel Tolls about how bands spike & fall. It’s interesting because I don’t think the reviewer is aware of how money driven a lot of blogs end up being & once the money for promoting a band dies down, the bands that are unnaturally buzzing fall back down to nothing.
I saw a re-run of this bit from Norm MacDonald a while ago. I think it’s funny, but it is definitely long.
Last Night’s Dream:
My brother has moved back in with me & my grandmother (again) & I’m sleeping on the couch waiting for my grandmother to wake up. She wakes up during the five minutes my brother is getting his breakfast so he tries to help her into the bathroom rather than waking me up. I hear a huge commotion in the bathroom & I go in & there is shit & vomit all over the floor.