the diva on the radio

so i’m going to be famous for five minutes this week. well, for an hour actually. i’m off to record a radio interview for “the people show” on athens international radio (104.4fm). the show will be broadcast this saturday at 10am and will be all about me (and some of my favorite music)! how fabulous is that?

being in a band

my top ten tips for being in an unsigned, unappreciated, unpaid, unrepentant™ band

  1. take your music seriously but not yourselves
  2. don’t expect to make make money or become famous
  3. try out everyone’s ideas, however stupid they might seem to you at the time
  4. respect every members talent and contribution
  5. argue as much as you like but always kiss and make up
  6. love every single fan that you gain along the way
  7. accept advice from people but stick to your own convictions
  8. keep full control over your own music
  9. be professional when you play live (turn up on time, well-rehearsed and sober)
  10. if you don’t love what you’re doing, give it up

people dream of fame and fortune but the reality is very, very different. if you want to read more of my thoughts on this, go to the joy of playing. if you are one of the incredibly miniscule number of bands that gets a recording contract, all i can say is well done, good luck and don’t let it destroy your love of your music.

how to promote your band blog

as for the title, i have no idea.

we are an unsigned, unappreciated, unpaid, unrepentant band.

that’s a good thing.

we have the unique position of being a famous (in our own lunchtime) unknown band.

it means we can do whatever we like, whenever we like, wherever we like.

it means we can accept or turn down gigs.

it means we can choose what we play and how we play it.

it means we have the freedom.

that’s a good thing.

on the downside…

we are poor

wouldn’t it be nice to remain free but have a bit of cash in our pockets ?

ideas, as i always say, are very welcome.

and no.

we are not for sale.