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Built, Babies, Irata

So my computer still is in purgatory.  I tried to do some work on this loner machine & it won’t let me edit & save a text file?  WTF?  & it won’t recognize my printer?  So I’m getting a bit …

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Goddakk, Plumerai, Coupling, Computer, Irata, Downloaders, Review Updates, Featured Releases, Falling Skies

So here you go, new music from Goddakk & Plumerai available for $5 album download.

In other news Ben Link Collins (former Silber intern) has his first release on his new label Silent Media coming out.  It’s called Coupling & …

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  1. GoddakkATTACK says:

    CJBoyd’s argument is a flawed. Nobody sneaks in to sniff his farts nor do they pitch in to buy him bean burritos.

    He isn’t entitled to money to create music, however neither is someone entitled to hear/listen/own/download any of the music he created which is more the issue I think than the fact that a musician feels like a public is obligated to give him money to do so. It’s more that the public feels like it’s their right to hear the music and not the artist’s right to expect some token of gratitude in return.

    I’m not willing to pay for a new Guns n Roses but then i don’t think i really should be able to have the songs for free either. Not really anything to do with a musician’s entitlement any moreso than Charmin expects something in return if i decide to wipe my arse with their product. The worth of music, the practice of commerce those are the topics at play not a musician’s self-worth or ego, those exist independently of the issue.

    • Yeah, there’s definitely a problem with people feeling entitled to free everything here in the first world. & at times it seems like not only do people feel like they should have free music, but should be paid to do the artist the favor of listening to it. Which is perhaps related to the fact that now that everyone is a musician the quality of music has lowered to the point where maybe we should get paid to listen to some of it.

  2. I think there’s a disconnect between consumers of music and makers of music.

    The consumer doesn’t consider all the mundane financial and logistical details of what it takes to get that music to their ears.

    Music costs money to make. Especially music recorded in studios with all the costs that entails.

    Your average listener would never have reason to think about tracking, travel, mixing or mastering costs. Nor should they. They just download and (hopefully) appreciate the result.

    For an artist, posting music as a youtube video or in any other myriad ways available now online costs basically nothing. It’s possible to make and distribute music more or less for free this way now.

    What we’re going to lose though, is music that cost any time and money to make.

    There won’t be a new Black Sabbath, Cure, Bowie, Joy Division, MBV, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Velvets, etc.

    These are all musics that cannot be made, much less performed, by some dude sitting alone at a computer.

    Whether or not that’s a good or bad thing is up to you I guess.

    Anyway, this guy has some good points:

    http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/6715

  3. That Collateral Damage series in The Wire is really good. One of the thing that has always been funny to me about The Wire is probably 95% of the musicians they cover don’t sell as many units as the magazine does. Maybe that’s true of Rolling Stone too when I think about it.

Myrtle Beach, QRD, Long Days

My Myrtle Beach trip & Remora show was a lot of fun.  Irata was pretty awesome as a three piece.  I got some pretty good video of Electric Bird Noise.  Rode a 20 story ferris wheel after a half dozen …

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These things have nothing in common: Frank Frazetta, Lenny Kravitz, Irata, SPACE Anthology, & Myspace

So I was talking to Melissa (XO) today about a film project she’s working on involving sudden brain damage & it’s effect on artists.  Which reminded me of Frank Frazetta & him having a stroke & then teaching …

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  1. Nick Marino says:

    Funny you’d mention the Kravitz thing because I was listening to some of his stuff today and thinking the same thing. The album that Fly Away is on, 5, has a few songs on it that I really like (I Belong to You, Straight Cold Player, Thinking of You). One of them came up when I was listening to my mp3 player, and I had to change it because the loops were just too bland to listen to over and over again. I really do like the bass lines and the overall progressions in those songs, but it’s just too much for me sometimes. From what I understand, he didn’t use loops or ProTools up until 5, so Fly Away and the other tracks are the first time he did it and it’s probably really obvious because he was new to it.

    But I know you were commenting on samples and listeners as opposed to Kravitz. So sorry for the tangent! But anyway, my opinion on it, being a musician that works with loops, is 1. most people don’t notice them or even understand how they work exactly, 2. to take it a step further, they don’t even listen to music wondering how it gets put together, and 3. you’re average non-musician doesn’t care whether it’s a loop or full performance, only how the song feels when they listen to it.

Vigilant, XO, Remora, Irata, Electric Bird Noise

I got the layout done for Vigilant #2 & sent it off to PB Kain.  I’m thinking about doing some kind of promotion or one shot special based on fan participation.  Where people just send in photos of themselves wearing …

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Promo, Built, Butterfly Effect, Rising Sun

Tomorrow I’ll finish up the MySpace promo for Irata.  Started working on a promo campaign for contacting folks that are friends with at least three Silber bands.  After that campaign, I think my MySpace promotions campaign may be set to …

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Productive Day

I found a Radioshack with some of the circuits I needed & cleared them out.

Got some silberspy photos done.

Still working on the Irata Myspace promo.  The end is within site (this week).  Talked to Jason about it & …

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Physicals of Irata & Lotte Kestner & Social Networking stuff

I signed up for a ReverbNation account for Silber because a friend of mine has been using their mailing list stuff & I liked how it seemed to work.  But I found out after signing up for it that the …

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Small Worlds

I’d planned to do more recording today, but ended up going out to a show with Jason Ward of Irata instead.  Irata is being re-worked into a two piece (bass & drums) & out of commission for a couple months.  …

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Placements & Promos

Did some work to day for some potential television placement things.  I don’t want to jinx them, so I won’t mention anything unless I’m told it’s about to broadcast.

Registered the new Remora songs from Mecha with BMI.

Got back …

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