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3/23/2019 11:47:25 AM
I am no artist.

3/12/2019 6:57:00 PM
finding the right chord

2/25/2019 2:57:59 PM
Rock and roll is unfair

2/19/2019 9:45:34 AM
my new songs are flowin' like tequila

2/14/2019 8:54:38 AM
Guitar solos don't have to be fast to be really cool

2/9/2019 10:18:40 AM
Most people don't care about music anymore

1/15/2019 2:07:19 PM
RIP Carol Channing

1/1/2019 8:39:13 AM
I love indie music.

10/27/2018 6:48:25 AM
the value of being the new guy

10/17/2018 1:42:47 PM
I actually wrote a new song

10/6/2018 10:02:52 AM
more crap

9/25/2018 5:26:27 PM
just personal stuff

2/21/2018 1:19:18 AM
the key to a happy life

2/12/2018 4:07:53 PM
Are you working on anything musical?

2/10/2018 5:18:18 PM
What do you think of this quote - agree or disagree?

2/9/2018 11:28:38 AM
What happened on Feb 9th?

1/31/2018 1:47:11 PM
somebody asked me a question

1/27/2018 11:05:07 AM
This is our time.

1/23/2018 7:27:15 AM
Neil Diamond has Parkinsons, retires from performing

1/18/2018 5:31:28 PM
the day no one had anything to say

1/17/2018 5:55:12 PM
comic books

1/15/2018 6:23:48 PM
IMPeccable Radio plays 24/7

1/13/2018 2:17:24 PM
Everybody excited about the GK Awards show Sunday night?

1/11/2018 11:47:32 PM
when Led Zep met the King

1/5/2018 5:08:04 PM
What are your musical goals for 2018?

1/3/2018 9:44:48 AM
Spotify sued for billions

1/1/2018 7:12:58 AM
Happy New Year from Father Time himself..

12/19/2017 8:22:01 AM
Name 10 songs you wish you had written

12/15/2017 7:53:23 AM
Music is the cure

12/14/2017 1:30:29 PM
Anybody have any idea what the end of net neutrality will mean to IMP?

12/12/2017 8:08:49 AM
The story behind one of my songs.

12/9/2017 2:35:23 PM
What do you think is the greatest earworm, the catchiest song of all time?

12/8/2017 6:11:04 AM
I added a bunch of newer songs to IMPeccable Radio

12/7/2017 3:22:03 PM
Will killing Net Neutrality hurt indies?

12/6/2017 8:36:14 AM
my music career

12/5/2017 9:43:37 PM
that glossy look in their eyes..

12/4/2017 3:32:09 PM
RIP Ian McLagen

12/4/2017 9:26:07 AM
the GK nominations are kind of lacking lately, c'mon peeps

12/4/2017 7:06:46 AM
Is it ever too late to change?

12/3/2017 2:59:35 PM
Holiday brainwashing

12/3/2017 2:58:09 PM
What was the greatest day of your life?

12/1/2017 4:30:57 PM
Neil Young changed online music forever today

11/29/2017 5:05:16 PM
the sex police state

11/29/2017 4:26:38 AM
an indie I ran into on facebook lets loose with his frustrations, what do you think of his vantage point?

11/28/2017 9:54:57 PM
Neil Young concert streaming on facebook Dec 1st at 8:00

11/21/2017 9:50:42 PM
RIP David Cassidy

11/21/2017 5:49:34 AM
Inspiration

11/17/2017 1:11:48 PM
Thanks a lot, Verity!

11/17/2017 7:06:24 AM
I confess

11/16/2017 1:59:39 PM
some thoughts on your Golden Kayak nominations

11/9/2017 4:27:56 AM
I was a little down tonight so I..

11/9/2017 2:43:07 AM
Not that anybody gives a crap, but..

11/6/2017 12:01:02 PM
my concert is cancelled

11/4/2017 9:16:51 AM
new Neil Young song that is pretty amazing..

11/3/2017 4:13:22 AM
songs about honesty

10/28/2017 11:32:39 AM
Saturday

10/26/2017 7:16:18 PM
Is it worthwhile doing a full-length record anymore?

10/25/2017 4:03:24 PM
RIP Fats Domino

10/25/2017 2:43:52 AM
Should artists continue to promote their older material?

10/23/2017 10:05:45 PM
new item on the front page

10/22/2017 2:00:10 AM
we made a site fix.

10/20/2017 3:19:34 PM
a big event

10/18/2017 9:37:30 PM
Ageism and Sexism are just as bad as the other isms.

10/17/2017 10:42:04 AM
Is this one of the keys to Francesca's success here?

10/17/2017 9:59:48 AM
How many here listen to IMP on their phones and devices?

10/13/2017 3:32:01 AM
Come one, come all, line up to read my latest blog

10/12/2017 7:31:16 AM
Eminem revolutionizes hiphop at the BET hiphop awards.

10/12/2017 7:15:13 AM
Who is the indie walrus?

10/11/2017 1:13:25 PM
Most folks see me as a rock-and-roller, but..

10/7/2017 3:14:42 PM
video festival

10/6/2017 11:51:34 AM
Stupid facebook.

10/3/2017 3:39:43 AM
300 million

10/2/2017 4:04:07 PM
RIP Tom Petty :(

9/29/2017 3:02:43 AM
The incredible, shocking Facebook code I was amazingly lucky to crack

9/28/2017 4:42:12 PM
I want to change social media.

9/27/2017 8:28:54 PM
A demo for a new love song, does this have any potential do ya think?

9/27/2017 5:52:56 PM
Don't try to tell me I'm old.

9/26/2017 5:59:24 AM
Neil Young's acceptance speech for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame a few days ago

9/25/2017 1:04:33 AM
The MonaLisa Twins raise their game even further with totally new swingin' 3D Single!!

9/18/2017 11:26:52 AM
You got a brand new car but you're still livin' with your mother

9/13/2017 12:45:12 AM
"Maybe the guitar is over." - Eric Clapton

9/12/2017 2:29:01 PM
If you had to pick 3 bands or acts to be the only music you could listen to, who would they be?

9/8/2017 11:07:27 PM
Ever been lovesick?

8/30/2017 5:43:22 PM
Tell us about the new song(s) you're working on.

8/22/2017 12:55:58 AM
There aren't as many protest songs as there used to be.

8/20/2017 2:07:02 PM
RIP Jerry Lewis

8/18/2017 4:32:24 PM
All purpose NFL and college Football thread

8/17/2017 11:35:00 PM
Repairing Willie Nelson's guitar

8/14/2017 12:48:35 PM
My absolute favorite Stevie Wonder song!

8/8/2017 7:18:20 PM
RIP Glen Campbell (who has a page at IMP)

7/22/2017 4:36:06 PM
Dreams..

7/19/2017 8:37:12 PM
Critique my domain site, anybody?

7/18/2017 12:19:08 AM
Identity crisis, anyone?

7/16/2017 11:22:25 AM
Good stories about your songs

7/15/2017 12:32:48 PM
a band called Sweet

7/15/2017 12:15:48 PM
the technological gods know the truth

7/14/2017 1:11:10 PM
What's your favorite line of lyric you ever wrote?

7/10/2017 7:06:41 PM
What's the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of art?

6/30/2017 11:35:16 AM
Everybody has one song that they feel got underappreciated, one that deserved more love, right?

6/28/2017 8:41:50 AM
Who is the best artist in the world from 2000 to 2017?

6/26/2017 10:22:26 AM
the joy of a simple song

6/24/2017 9:55:35 PM
the price you pay

6/15/2017 9:50:25 AM
Yoko pushing and receiving songwriting credit for Imagine is really lame imo.

6/2/2017 4:18:36 PM
Do you consider yourself musically versatile?

5/29/2017 1:24:41 PM
Wonder Woman Schmunder Woman

5/28/2017 4:39:33 PM
here's a cool site for music lovers

5/27/2017 4:39:21 PM
Pipeline Bad Boys

5/24/2017 4:28:54 PM
Does video obscure the music?

5/22/2017 6:08:34 AM
in the jingle jangle mornin'

5/17/2017 11:16:13 AM
Coming clean.

5/16/2017 7:03:19 AM
Would you consider yourself well-adjusted?

5/5/2017 12:12:53 PM
Few ever stand back to see the big picture.

4/29/2017 11:59:18 PM
Even I don't care anymore what's been goin' on with me

4/20/2017 2:02:11 AM
When did headphones kill stereos?

4/18/2017 3:47:48 AM
I can't believe how shamelessly this jackass Harry Styles ripped off Badfinger.

4/16/2017 3:48:53 AM
The greatest love that never was

4/15/2017 2:43:46 PM
Is it sexist to call somebody sweetie?

4/12/2017 4:53:28 PM
I am coming to hate large corporations.

4/11/2017 10:34:31 PM
Corporate Search Engine bullshit is getting me down

4/11/2017 8:01:10 AM
facebook facts - sometimes your illusions can f you up.

4/9/2017 9:38:31 PM
Catch up on the news on the political pipeline

4/9/2017 4:55:39 AM
Music is obsolete

4/6/2017 4:45:41 PM
Don Rickles RIP

4/6/2017 12:26:52 AM
insidious tunes

3/29/2017 8:37:51 AM
Do you consider yourself a rebel?

3/26/2017 3:48:30 PM
Do nothing to dilute the strength of the final vision.

3/23/2017 11:31:53 AM
a crucial note to all songwriters

3/23/2017 1:17:15 AM
Trump is going down and it ain't gonna be pretty.

3/22/2017 3:32:44 AM
Does the "internet law of proximity" suppress the progress of indies in their quest to make something happen?

3/15/2017 6:16:10 PM
If you heard a song as great as your favorite Beatles hit coming from an indie, what would you do?

3/13/2017 4:56:15 PM
How often?

3/6/2017 5:12:33 AM
My new blog is fiction, in the bizarro world. In other words it's realer than your mom.

3/5/2017 2:43:56 PM
new news about Sgt. Pepper ?

3/5/2017 1:34:20 PM
my first new release since like July

3/5/2017 3:19:20 AM
Anybody here see the movie Whiplash?

3/4/2017 2:28:01 AM
Elton says American radio is ageist.

3/3/2017 4:50:33 PM
songs you wrote with interesting lyrics

2/25/2017 3:57:27 PM
I'm a rock star

2/11/2017 10:40:08 AM
Will IMP usher in the next Beatlemania?

2/9/2017 12:34:49 PM
Happy Birthday Carole King

2/8/2017 8:24:24 AM
Sacred songs.

2/8/2017 6:40:14 AM
I'm a man without a country right now.

2/7/2017 6:33:56 PM
February 7th, the day the Beatles arrived in America

2/7/2017 12:47:56 PM
Do you mind it when songs have the F word in them?

2/6/2017 6:42:26 PM
About the precious kind of internet denizen who avoids clicking links like they're germ-infected.

2/6/2017 4:34:16 PM
Is this the worst record of all time?

2/6/2017 5:25:04 AM
I'll take rock over that GaGa pop slop any day of the week.

2/5/2017 7:41:58 AM
Listening to music in your car

2/4/2017 11:41:29 AM
What's the max age for new rock stars?

2/4/2017 1:36:34 AM
a big plug for..

2/3/2017 1:33:20 AM
new blog about free speech

2/2/2017 12:22:23 PM
Respect and disrespect

1/31/2017 1:23:46 PM
new

1/29/2017 5:34:27 AM
another new, purgin' blog, hop on the crazy train

1/27/2017 11:40:40 PM
What's your relationship with the world of social media?

1/27/2017 7:09:01 AM
Every Dog Has His Day - My Conversation with Bob Dylan

1/27/2017 2:19:24 AM
looking for Celtic sounding songs today?

1/23/2017 7:18:38 PM
an indie song that never fails to make me happy

1/21/2017 9:00:23 AM
The women's rally is live now, watch it, it's unbelievably great.

1/21/2017 6:22:27 AM
This song goes out to all the women marching today

1/20/2017 12:21:39 PM
Isn't it strange remembering the music moments of your life? These all happened in a car.

1/18/2017 1:29:54 AM
Trent Reznor speaks out about today's artists, I like what he said.

1/15/2017 4:20:12 PM
IMPeccable Radio runs 24/7, 365, all indie, all the time, all you folks.

1/15/2017 1:31:34 PM
Turn on, the show is rolling!

1/13/2017 4:38:19 AM
confessions of a man who may have a plan

1/8/2017 9:14:04 PM
Meryl Streep just showed at the Golden Globes why artists need to be political

1/5/2017 2:49:15 PM
Bob Dylan accepted my friend request.

1/1/2017 6:30:31 AM
the sexist world

12/23/2016 4:19:41 PM
I had what seems like an amazing artistic breakthru today

12/23/2016 11:08:03 AM
Bubblegum for a New Era

12/19/2016 2:10:42 PM
It's only a rumor.

12/14/2016 9:30:01 PM
Get your inspiration right here.

12/8/2016 2:17:18 AM
RIP John Lennon

12/4/2016 1:17:07 AM
uh oh, he's back on his horse

11/20/2016 8:46:15 AM
When did you first know that you were cool?

11/19/2016 8:25:01 AM
Beatles break-up letter from John to Paul and Linda sells for big bucks at auction

11/2/2016 6:38:20 PM
See a 3D exhibit of Bob Dylan's paintings

10/29/2016 11:10:22 AM
Take some time and listen to my whole page

10/28/2016 5:34:17 PM
Dylan accepts Nobel Prize and says he will show up to claim it.

10/27/2016 1:19:40 AM
Spotify says genres are out, videos are in, and your tempo run gets a playlist

10/26/2016 12:34:33 PM
Obama and Hillary to release secret government info about UFOs and aliens

10/23/2016 7:22:23 PM
Neil Young and Metallica play Mr. Soul at Bridge Concert

10/13/2016 6:45:01 AM
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

10/7/2016 12:19:13 PM
my alltime favorite bass line in a song

10/6/2016 2:21:47 PM
video clip from first new Stones record in over a decade just released

10/4/2016 11:14:25 AM
Joni Mitchell Tribute Thread

10/3/2016 11:59:04 AM
magical soul music

9/27/2016 9:59:45 AM
test

9/23/2016 6:48:18 AM
a complex, totally epic song by an underrated band

9/10/2016 1:39:10 PM
Smells Like Teen Spirit was released 25 years ago today.

9/8/2016 6:58:26 PM
Kim Jung[Un bans sarcasm

8/27/2016 12:14:25 PM
Love To Rock Ya

8/22/2016 10:32:36 PM
So was your summer as good as you had hoped?

8/11/2016 5:43:56 AM
I saw Sir Paul in concert last night!

8/8/2016 6:30:52 AM
Does your mind have to be in a certain state to work on music?

8/2/2016 4:25:20 AM
how to use a station in a self-promotional way.

7/31/2016 4:03:58 PM
a new indie paradigm about what constitutes a new song

7/27/2016 5:59:17 AM
Mariah Carey will only enter a restaurant if her own music is playing!

7/23/2016 5:54:18 AM
a brand new song about my sista Eve

7/15/2016 4:38:44 AM
Prayers are not working.

7/13/2016 11:28:09 AM
well I have something really cool to report

7/10/2016 6:02:30 AM
old songs with magical melodies

7/8/2016 8:13:18 AM
I'm having a crappy assed summer

7/7/2016 7:41:06 AM
What's your standard for what you consider original music?

7/5/2016 10:02:56 AM
Do you want everyone to like you?

7/4/2016 4:38:03 AM
Starting over again, that's what artists do.

7/3/2016 6:27:27 AM
I was at that concert..

6/24/2016 4:34:35 PM
I have found the perfect gimmick for my music career.

6/23/2016 5:09:26 PM
I wish this woulda been me.

6/23/2016 5:03:44 PM
Led Zep wins.

6/23/2016 8:35:21 AM
When The Bubble Bursts

6/22/2016 11:13:57 PM
Maybe the 60s have finally come back after all this time.

6/18/2016 4:37:40 AM
intros to songs you like and you're not even sure why

6/15/2016 8:44:48 AM
You Tube hates my guts.

6/15/2016 7:46:15 AM
No Way To Say Goodbye

6/14/2016 9:09:49 PM
Father Time's iPod

6/14/2016 9:37:45 AM
Destroying the 2nd Amendment

6/12/2016 9:38:54 PM
What's your favorite Beach Boys song?

6/9/2016 9:31:49 PM
I got tickets to see McCartney

6/5/2016 9:58:09 AM
Karen Carpenter

6/3/2016 2:19:15 PM
on Muhammed Ali

6/3/2016 8:24:20 AM
Reading this put a big grin on my face

5/30/2016 12:27:46 PM
Do bad encounters on the internet stop you in your tracks?

5/29/2016 6:30:50 PM
Spotify is deeply anti artist.

5/29/2016 8:56:11 AM
I'm changing my signature song

5/26/2016 9:47:08 PM
Good and evil finally clash for real.

5/26/2016 7:26:07 PM
There's no scientific proof for this

5/26/2016 10:35:57 AM
My new musical goal. I want to be on a postage stamp.

5/21/2016 5:15:42 PM
paging Lyin Dan

5/19/2016 11:24:51 AM
I had an absolutely crazy idea this morning

5/19/2016 4:01:01 AM
How much do you believe of what the media says?

5/8/2016 8:51:54 AM
Can a song be important?

5/6/2016 6:35:32 AM
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

4/27/2016 8:34:47 AM
sail me like a wild wind blowin'

4/26/2016 7:22:24 PM
Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

4/24/2016 5:53:18 PM
post a video of a song you think everybody could stand for hearin'

4/23/2016 10:43:41 PM
and the boss says..

4/22/2016 2:43:22 AM
Prince - came in as a censored pariah, leaves as a public icon

4/19/2016 5:47:29 PM
Dare to be creative

4/19/2016 8:41:05 AM
My public image is about to take a huge hit.

4/19/2016 2:37:30 AM
songs where the video makes it harder to enjoy the song

4/18/2016 6:01:43 AM
Is the rock and roll mentality in society fading out?

4/17/2016 12:41:05 PM
this song moves me

4/15/2016 1:27:10 PM
Coachella working on concert including McCartney, Stones, Waters. Dylan and Neil Young

4/15/2016 6:29:45 AM
Name 5 things that are weird about you.

4/15/2016 2:12:16 AM
when your own songs don't sound like you no more

4/15/2016 1:37:54 AM
Flea does bass version of National Anthem

4/9/2016 12:29:39 PM
an update on my music..

4/4/2016 8:51:23 AM
my attempt at recording my own folk standard

4/3/2016 10:59:40 AM
What does Dark Side of the Moon mean to you?

4/2/2016 9:46:13 AM
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore

4/1/2016 3:15:30 PM
sometimes I wonder f the muse itself is more responsible for great music than the actual artist

4/1/2016 3:00:28 PM
just an update to let ya all know what I've been working on

4/1/2016 5:07:21 AM
If you set out to make the greatest record of all time and succeeded, would anybody realize it?

3/31/2016 8:52:42 AM
She is the queen

3/31/2016 2:43:51 AM
Did you ever look at your past residences on Google Earth?

3/29/2016 8:24:31 AM
I knew this before but it became all too clear yesterday

3/27/2016 12:22:27 AM
top "Billboard 200" artists of all time

3/25/2016 8:36:44 AM
BEATLESEX covers an FT song and this one has Elvis the King overtones

3/23/2016 2:41:23 PM
Ever lose a set of lyrics that mattered to ya?

3/23/2016 8:27:11 AM
When Musical Titans Collide :) (Lesley covers an FT song)

3/22/2016 2:22:41 PM
on jazz

3/19/2016 9:05:59 AM
Hurray for me, I recorded some tracks today!

3/19/2016 7:24:50 AM
If you could sit down to a meal with 4 music artists in all history, who would you choose

3/19/2016 7:22:25 AM
Is this the best soul song since 1980

3/18/2016 2:04:22 PM
Banker

3/18/2016 1:14:12 PM
chasing the fire

3/18/2016 5:29:27 AM
It Comes When It Comes

3/8/2016 8:40:30 PM
RIP George Martin

3/7/2016 8:48:40 PM
unusual love songs

3/7/2016 2:09:22 PM
What are your side hobbies?

3/2/2016 8:33:29 AM
The day the fab four played a gig to 18 people

3/2/2016 8:28:33 AM
Here's Dylan at his absolute coolest.

3/1/2016 1:43:16 PM
Rust Never Sleeps

2/26/2016 3:53:26 PM
the big 4 are..

2/25/2016 3:43:34 PM
the ultimate showdown between Smart America and Stupid America

2/22/2016 2:36:11 PM
a true story

2/18/2016 2:39:43 AM
IMP late night club

2/12/2016 11:07:27 AM
Did choreographed dance moves kill rock?

2/11/2016 12:10:28 AM
66% of Republicans voting in New Hampshire support not allowing muslims in the country.

2/8/2016 12:46:14 PM
I wish there weren't any Super Bowl halftime shows

2/7/2016 12:06:19 AM
Is this a tour de force performance or what ??!

2/6/2016 3:41:30 AM
the most unbelievable moment I ever experienced at a concert

2/5/2016 1:54:06 PM
Which genre is better music?

1/31/2016 6:09:52 PM
the making of Bohemian Rhapsody

1/31/2016 8:23:35 AM
Amy Winehouse

1/30/2016 7:14:08 PM
Sign this petition to arrest Rick Snyder for poisoning the water in Flint Michigan

1/29/2016 9:00:18 PM
Brian Wilson hears somebody covering one of his songs..

1/27/2016 12:20:07 PM
What is your signature song if you had to pick one?

1/25/2016 1:46:46 PM
details on Brian Wilson's upcoming Pet Sounds tour

1/24/2016 8:02:04 AM
name some small things that make you happy in life

1/23/2016 10:53:53 PM
George Martin pays a visit to Brian Wilson

1/23/2016 8:20:43 AM
David Bowie's top 25 albums, care to share yours?

1/19/2016 10:56:45 AM
What do you think about the Oscars boycott?

1/15/2016 12:11:21 AM
a songwriter's dream

1/14/2016 7:27:37 PM
This is just spectacular, in my opinion

1/11/2016 1:05:04 PM
a flashback to the time I was on American Top 40!

1/2/2016 7:20:46 AM
Billie Jo MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

1/1/2016 12:12:17 PM
the video that lit up the New Year's Eve Party I was at last night

12/31/2015 12:44:34 PM
paging Lyin Dan

12/26/2015 9:30:07 AM
I'm frustrated with the time-released aspect of music

12/26/2015 4:44:23 AM
crap I've been thinkin' about

12/18/2015 3:48:20 AM
Happy Birthday Keef!

12/16/2015 8:16:44 AM
New Promotional Item for Sale!!

12/12/2015 12:43:36 PM
List your top musical heroes here, dead or alive

12/11/2015 1:34:21 PM
Where does early 70s soul music rank as far as the best music ever created?

12/4/2015 9:02:56 AM
Soaked in Bleach, on the Cobain murder, is on Netflix now

12/3/2015 11:59:53 PM
Stratocaster made of cardboard

12/3/2015 1:54:19 AM
Rubber Soul was released 50 years ago today

12/2/2015 6:13:12 PM
parts of songs you love more than the rest of the song.

11/29/2015 6:02:39 AM
Tim Tebow's hot girlfriend, a former Miss USA, dumped him for wanting to stay a virgin

11/27/2015 5:09:33 PM
female starlets and their turntables

11/21/2015 6:27:19 AM
I've got a jukebox running constantly in my head.

11/20/2015 2:46:14 AM
Bernie Taupin interview I found interesting

11/19/2015 3:36:50 PM
top 100 billboard hits of the Hot 100 era

11/16/2015 6:04:52 AM
missing some of my prized possessions

11/15/2015 1:36:28 AM
Lennon/McCartney created poster for Monterey Pop Festival

11/12/2015 12:05:52 PM
Post your most Beatleesque song

11/12/2015 4:06:33 AM
Happy 70th birthday Neil Young

11/3/2015 2:02:46 PM
on surviving..

11/3/2015 11:20:04 AM
Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy?

11/2/2015 2:02:36 PM
What would you do if you had a time machine?

10/30/2015 10:31:56 PM
a dim view of the future of the universe

10/30/2015 3:17:31 PM
new record coming out - Elvis the King with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

10/28/2015 11:12:32 AM
Did Facebook kill the internet?

10/23/2015 12:06:32 AM
Do you still carry around psyche remnants of your youth?

10/21/2015 9:43:07 AM
songs where the singer takes on the role of an outlaw

10/19/2015 1:44:01 PM
Is an artist better off not caring if folks listen to his or her music?

10/16/2015 5:55:41 AM
Do you try to sell your music? Hope to sell your music?

10/15/2015 6:23:35 AM
an interesting thing Brian Wilson has talked about

10/14/2015 12:34:05 PM
something I'll never understand

10/12/2015 6:10:08 PM
a story I just read about Patti Smith

10/11/2015 6:17:58 PM
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Father Time

10/11/2015 6:17:58 PM

Belief in one's own music - a large segment of music society regards this as almost criminal

Something I notice more and more is the hugely negative reaction towards artists who dare believe in themselves. This is something that really wasn't a factor til the internet. Now there's this unwritten rule that you better be totally humble or you deserve to be lynched if you say your song is gonna be good or what have you.

All my heroes were cocky. Lennon, Page, Townshend, Chuck Berry. I like it when artists feel good about their latest song or project. When did the worm turn, I wonder?


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Bryon Tosoff

10/11/2015 9:02:24 PM


Well one better believe in themselves, and get behind their songs project what have you, and build a fanbase, and advocates who also believe in what one is doing. that is key , one has to have a positive outlook and go for it.

One thing though that i cant stand is the pre release BS and hype some artists do prior to their release and do all this facebook hype, twitter tweets saying this is what we are doing now,we are laying these tracks down, here is the part of the song we are doing today. hype hype hype. waste of time. now you may want to do a anthology of the process and have it as a part of how the project fell into place, but do it later, i dont care for all this hype and crap

release it when it is actually gonna go out, not all this hey man, look what i am doing, forget all that shite. focus on finishing it, i have seen this hype and sometimes these people dont get the ob done. and then there is egg all over their face. you say, how is that project you are doing, ah, ran out of money, band broke up, not sure how to get it out there, do your homework and research , count the costs, shut your mouth and just do your thing and then maybe get it happening, but not all this blowhard hype shit. to me, it is a waste of energy.

If it goes, good if not then good. but dont say how great it is going to be before you even start it or are half way through it, one may not even finish it. or it may take longer then expected, hype hype is bull roar


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Noah Spaceship

10/12/2015 12:02:51 AM


I think it's always been that way.

Fuck those haters, Scott.
I'm glad they don't keep you down.
You've been cat and mouse with those douchebags for as long as I've known you.
It's always the same thing too, they can't stand anyone tooting their own horn.

I admire the shit out of you for it.
It actually makes me want to be your fan.
(Which I am)

Seriously, dude.
Fuck those guys.


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Noah Spaceship

10/12/2015 12:05:24 AM


I am totally guilty of what Bryon is talking about, btw.
I'm kind of ashamed.
Haha.
I'll get over it.
:)


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Bryon Tosoff

10/12/2015 5:11:46 AM


Fred, to each their own, I dont think you do what I made reference to,. I mean those who dump shite about their musics development incessantly, on facebook, twitter. whatever, This tracking is happening today, now we are doing this, listen to this guys guitar. like shut up already and just do it, release it when it is finished, now the occasional update is fine. but not a daily barrage of what is happening day to day.

You dont do a daily dump of crap about ones particular project undertaking. Make a anthology during the course of what is happening, maybe have a monthly update. but not an pile of BS of who cares


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Hop On Pop

10/12/2015 5:41:20 AM


I don't think it's that an artist "believes in their own music" that I find a turnoff, it's when they go on and on about how great they are. Think about Oasis for a minute. Those guys would shout to anybody who would listen about how they were the greatest band on the planet. Fortunately for them, they had the songs to back up at least SOME of that braggadocio. At least for a little while.
Ego is a turnoff. No matter who you are.
No matter what you're bragging about.
But, if you have the songs to back it up, I think that folks will forgive you. If, in fact, they like what you have to offer.
Remember, taste is subjective and, if folks don't like your latest "masterpiece" you can't fault them for that, either.


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10/12/2015 6:44:41 AM


I don't subscribe to extremism ever, so I don't see why artists refusing to blow a big heralding trumpet have to be "totally humble" What's wrong with just saying "I'm pleased with this because...." and then give specific reasons rather than un-quantifiable generalizations ...

If you take the high ground you risk abuse, gossip or laughter, the only positive would be the followers who enjoy living vicariously through your bravado.

If you take the middle ground you're less likely to offend anyone and more likely to interest listeners from both sides. But moderation is not exciting. it's just safe

Take the modest approach and you'll always find someone who want's to persuade you to have more faith in yourself, you'll make friends but as for finding a benefactor who believes in you... well that scenario belongs to another era when the world wasn't bulging at the seams with good artists.

It is possible to believe in yourself and still be average or inferior and it is possible to have doubts and be modest about yourself and still be amazing.

For every beautiful person who thinks they're ugly there will be 10 ugly people who think they are beautiful.

In summary I'd say...

"... back up the boasts with anecdotal evidence from respected sources and maintain a quiet confidence, be persuasive but not pushy"


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Hop On Pop

10/12/2015 7:05:17 AM


Dig.


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Bryon Tosoff

10/12/2015 7:42:30 AM


Erica really provided some insightful and worthwhile solid pointers, very balanced
Great thoughts there. and your music is very cool too. tasteful


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10/12/2015 8:53:20 AM


Appreciate your support Hop on Pop and Bryon. I think about these things greatly but there is no 'one size fits all' answer. My advice (unsolicited but well meant) would be :-

Evaluate audience reaction constantly during a campaign.

Always consider the consequences of what one says or does.

Be thankful for people who agree with you and feel sorry for people who don't [joking]

It's not rocket science, just common sense I suppose.


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Father Time

10/12/2015 11:03:34 AM


I personally don't mind even outrageous bragging. I think the word ego has negative connotations but it shouldn't. It's ego that even gets our music online to begin with.

If somebody says they are the next supergroup, you listen and if they aren't, it's a wrap. What's the harm? If you listen a second time, maybe they actually are pretty good and you shouldn't hold their outspokenness against them.


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Hop On Pop

10/12/2015 11:14:10 AM ---- Updated 10/12/2015 11:15:31 AM


Ego in and of itself is no problem. We all have them. But, music aside, an inflated ego and braggadocio is a turnoff to most people and is actually counterproductive in many ways. It could actually prevent folks from even listening to your music in the first place.

Now, as an artist whom is nearly entirely unknown, I suppose that I am in no position to talk about getting heard. But, it's a setup for disappointment. And, if you are telling the world that you are the greatest, you had damn well better be able to back it up.

It's one thing if you are Muhammad Ali, and are knocking out every opponent you face. Then, you might have a legitimate claim to the mantle. But,any artistic pursuit is wholly subjective, so a term like "the greatest" has no merit whatsoever. And, I guess that is my biggest problem with this kind of posing and posturing.

Also, 9 times out of 10, the braggart never even comes close to being as good as they say they are.


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Father Time

10/12/2015 11:16:20 AM


Well that's just it, it's subjective anyway. Anybody is entitled to think they're the greatest and sometimes those saying it are just being honest.


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Frylock

10/12/2015 11:16:28 AM


@FT

So, applying that to the world in general, you're a fan of Donald Trump, not necessarily his politics, but rather, his style?


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Hop On Pop

10/12/2015 11:16:30 AM


Hell, I believe that I write some pretty damn good songs. But I am well-aware that it's not everybody's bag o' weed.
Or, even if it is, they may just not like my tone, partner.


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Father Time

10/12/2015 11:18:49 AM


I find Trump far less boring than his peers. I think he's a bit of a joke of course, but I'd take him any day in a second over Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, or Chris Christie.

Luckily I don't have to take any of them. :)


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Frylock

10/12/2015 11:24:19 AM


I'm in the tank for Bernie.


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Father Time

10/12/2015 11:33:32 AM


I'd be cool with Bernie, Hillary, or Biden in that order.


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Bryon Tosoff

10/12/2015 11:37:39 AM ---- Updated 10/12/2015 11:38:05 AM


When I was a little kid, my mom said we all have ego in us, I thought she said eagle, and asked why do we have an eagle in us. I didnt get it even when she explained it, i was confused couldnt grasp the idea or concept, but eagle was what i did understand, they flew in the air, were majestic creatures and had such a commanding presence , then as i grew older in my childhood i thought well maybe eagle and ego are the same in a way, strong fearless and powerful.

just a thought
Maybe I still dont get it, nothing wrong with feeling good about ones self, that is critical and important, i think if someone or a band is good they dont have to boast about it, it is pretty evident when they walk on stage and they down their chops, then you go, wow, i have come across a lot of bands in my years of being in the promo business and some have that air of confidence and self assured in the way they carry them selves and others have an air of arrogance and almost a dismissive attitude. I have dealt with all kinds. So i think I can speak with authority on this subject. lets say this, if you have it, have an ego, nothing wrong with that, we need to have confidence in what we do, and how do we get there, by working our asses off and becoming competent and expert at what we do, then we can exude confidence. cause we know we have it. but to boast about it and then not deliver the goods, then that is ignorance and stupidity. I could bring up a number of incidences of people and bands and such that i have dealt with,.and go deep in to the whole experience of my dealings, no point, past experience, not worth my time . , I am sure you all have gone through the same thing with those who thought they were the shit, but in reality, were really bad shit,... so may your eagle be with you. and guide you along the way to stardom


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10/12/2015 11:38:15 AM ---- Updated 10/12/2015 11:41:27 AM


You know, Scott.
I hope that Bucket o' Fries is in fact not also you,
because, the thought is kinda sad.

"I'm Lonely."
"I know, I'll turn into a Bucket o' Fries and befriend myself"

Minutes later, standing an empty french fry bucket,

"where'd you go? Speak to me!! I didn't mean to eat you all up!! Oh No..."

I'm sorry.
Maybe it's not you, it probably is though,
you do have the man of a thousand faces thing going on,
but you're Father Time and may run a Clock Store...

Okay.

I understand this phenomenon.

First, the internet made it possible for a 'hit and run' sort
of social interaction... it's how we got the phrase 'cyber bullying'.

And the answer is, once more, the gift that keeps on giving:
"No, Fuck YOU."

See, it is mediocrity at the heart of this lame-ass phenomenon.
You don't wanna be incredible? Amazing? Phenomenal?

Guess What. You don't have to be.

But this business of the mediocre trying to talk down the excellent,
is nothing new. And yes, Scott raises a point.
When you say it of yourself, usually people do not react favorably.

See, I could do that. Say I'm the best thing since Pizza.
But besides the fact that I am, it doesn't matter.

Everybody likes what they like. Maybe I'll one day find myself in 'fashion'
or whatnot. Or maybe not. For me though, I made myself
into The Artist I Want To Be.

I do it for Artistic Reasons. Yeah I wanna be rich as fuck with a beanie
propeller hat on, absolutely. But I wanna just find myself that,
out of the process of boldly being myself, as an Artist.

So yeah, It's Okay To Say You're All That And A Bag Of Chips.

I'm that, and saying it's okay for me to say it,
and for you all to say it too.... as much as you want.
But more important than saying it,

I think,

is being it.

And that, being it, well it's a matter of,
if you, or me, or anyone, ever DOES get it REALLY RIGHT,

the whole world will go "OH SHIT. YEAH. THAT. Do THAT AGAIN."

It's happened a couple times.

I keep tryin'.

And that's all anyone can do.

No one gives you permission to be Great.
If you're lucky, you get someone, anyone,
who actually encourages you to be. As Lesley Gore personally did with me.
Thank you Lesley Gore.

God Bless You In Heaven, Q.

(her nickname; I knew her, Horatio)

That's about it. Oh, Einstein said:
"great thinkers have always come up against opposition
from mediocre minds". Einstein said that. Get it?

Did that stop Einstein?

No.

If you're that damned good, then you must withstand,
you must endure, and you must ignore the idiots telling you
that you can't do it.

And if you realize it's better to just BE Great
more than tell everyone you are,

well that's probably good too.

I realized that. I try to shut up now. This is me, shutting up now. ~Lesley


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Father Time

10/12/2015 11:52:37 AM


Lesley,

Frylock is absolutely not me and neither are most of the people you imagine to be me. There's this guy named Lyin Dan, watch out for him.

I hate the unwritten rule that internet artists need to be humble. It has brought me so much abuse over the years. but I'm irrepressible (incorrigible too), so I keep flyin' my freak flag ya know.


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10/12/2015 12:15:08 PM


Some people are so into their own thing they don't recognize, want or accept fact, common sense, advice, reason, humor or a good counter argument, nothing moves the immovable.


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10/12/2015 12:28:24 PM


Really Scott?

For real.

You're telling me you are NOT the talking French Fries.
Boy now I REALLY feel sorry for that guy.

"I can't be me. It's too painful. I know, I'll be a bucket
of talking supersized fries! Why didn't I think of THAT before?"

It was almost acceptable 'cause it was like
"Oh well, he runs the world's coolest indie site, period,
that's bound to cause some stress he has to get rid of
in creative ways, I get it..."

But they're not you, the fries, huh.

Poor bastard. No, whoever that is.

The thing about Artists, is that they are Artists in the first place,
generally because they're more sensitive than 'all the sane people'...
(boy do I say that one tongue in cheek)

but the problem with that sensitivity,
is forgetting every other artist is also like that.

Maybe many if not most if not all artists wanna think they're all that.
Maybe some even wanna say it.

I've said it of myself, completely thinking it to be true.

But again, in the end, it's more about do it than talk about it.

Also,

the thing with being humble...

one can be humble to a fellow artist,

so as not to let form the impression of a person who thinks
they are simply better than everybody else...

because we all are precious special wonderful and horrible
and all want our own Flying Sub.

What, that's just me?

Well we all want to be acknowledged or something....
My apologies, the french fries whoever they are pointed out
I'm a longwinded asshole, and I guess the greasy snack has a point.

So Lyin' Dan is the guy who's all these inane profiles?
There's a few of 'em..

Okay but he'll say it's you, I already know how sit coms work.

So, it's okay, to be okay to say you think you're great at
what you do... but remember, there's a room full of people
who think they're great at what they do.
Even if they don't do it a whole lot..

I still think prove it, is the bottom line. Even for the Great And Powerful Me.

~L


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Father Time

10/12/2015 12:28:41 PM


Everybody's Into Their Own Thing some wise sage once said.


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10/12/2015 12:32:23 PM


I'm guessing that's a Father Time song.

Only I know you know how to make a link.

That's just lazy.


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10/12/2015 12:42:49 PM


I was right.
"Everybody's Into Their Own Thing" by Father Time....

Very Epic. And you even shout a bit in it. I'm proud of you.

Quite good. Why, do you wanna know how good?

Lennon thought about 'maybe we could cover this one',
but I already told him you kinda don't go for that.

I thing I brought up the subject once before...
it's okay...

I like that record, Everybody's Into Their Own Thing,

like the lyrics too, made me laugh the bit about
'you lameasses gotta learn again to give a fuck'....

Nah... they can keep right on being lameasses, but it's nice to dream isn't it.

We can work on bettering ourselves as artists,

the whole purpose to their being artists is to help
the 'sane people' with perhaps less skill at eloquent articulation,

get a tap on that noise going on inside, called 'feelings'.

~L

Great Work.
May be my fave FT song so far...


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Bryon Tosoff

10/12/2015 12:55:51 PM


Erica posted "Some people are so into their own thing they don't recognize, want or accept fact, common sense, advice, reason, humor or a good counter argument, nothing moves the immovable."

Seriously true

bt


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Noah Spaceship

10/12/2015 4:44:27 PM


Living vicariously through their bravado. (Hell yes, Erica)

Guilty of that too. Haha.


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Shoe City Sound

10/12/2015 5:10:38 PM


Agree with Erica too - and also love her music


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