Ok, so i’ve finally relented to the growing anxiety that the Wedded Bliss – which is basically my baby, with a lot of support from some devoted friends & loved ones – was slipping out of the technological & ‘cool’ loop. We have a myspace site now:
So I will wait with some small trepidation as to whether or not my ‘friends’ list rises in the coming weeks. This is not without consequence, as I have heard through the muso gossip vine that festival organisers are ‘checkin’ up’ on a band’s ‘myspace friends’ roster. This is supposedly to deem whether or not a band’s stocks are high enough to warrant booking them. Indeed it was this factor that finally lit a fire under my arse. But I can’t get over the feeling that mmmugspace thing is false economy designed to waste my time.
So now I have two websites to manage, when I should actually be writing, rehearsing or performing. And unlike a few other musos i know, I’m not on the government arts related subsidy (the dole). I have to work. I’m a chalky, that means I have neither the time to trawl for ‘friends’ or the money to pay for a team or Burmese ITmonkees to sit all day a’ trawlin’ (or should that read ‘building brand awareness’?). Furthermore, now that I have hitched my toy pony to the myspace ‘hamster wheel’ I am olbligated to lift my ‘friends’ numbers, lest I be branded as unworthy by a festival director (who by the grace of their goodwill will possibly spend 10 seconds clicking by my myspace site).
And here I was thinking that playing shows locally & interstate, doing supports, recording & promoting ‘product’, and yes, HAVING A WEBSITE was enough! When will it end! Am I the only one to notice this?
*sigh* So if you want to, you can click along and check it out, listen to the tunes, or leave a message. You might be number two or three at this stage.
If you’ve read this far, I truly thank you for indulging me in this rant.
[ED – Can you force the kids to be your friends?]