I see you...
...leaning towards that radio dial in your old car and hitting the scan button with high hopes for a song you didn't just hear two hours ago.
Step away from the mainstream.
That's right. Now hand me the radio, very carefully.
At which point, I shut it off and hand you a CD.
On it, you see names and titles like Ted Wulfers, Jack Salamander, Hannah Frank, Chicago Acoustic Underground, The Razor and Die Show, Aaron Williams, Mark Taylor, LASKA, and more.
"What's this?" You ask.
"Lots of great music you've never heard," I answer.
"Why isn't it on the radio if it's so great?" You inquire.
"None of it applies to the lowest common denominator," says I.
Look it up.
But, really all you have to do to understand "lowest common denominator" is listen to mainstream radio. Pay attention to the songs they bill as hits. Note the lyrical content, the chord progressions, the Millenial "aaahhs" and lack of lengthy story telling, or any story at all. Hear those constantly repeating lines so increasingly bland they blend into the background like a bad soundtrack?
That's what I'm trying to save you from.
If you want to be. If not, you're happy. May you remain so.
But there are others with similar opinions to mine. If you are one of them, read on. Join the tribe of music seekers. Let it happen the way it did when we were kids. Your friend turns you on to someone you've never heard of. You like it. You buy it. This has become easier than ever. Most of us enjoy sharing our love of something. So, do. Give some new music to a friend. If it's my music, I give you permission to spread it around freely. If you'd like to help support an independent musician's need for food, that's great, too. Read further and you'll find that there are some easy opportunities to do so.
First, I'd like you to go back to the top of this blog and write down those names and titles I mentioned. Done? Now, set your list aside and finish reading. But, when you're done here, go look them all up. When you find something you like, share with a friend, but offer a condition...you'd like your friend to introduce you to some music she or he thinks you'd dig. This is how our movement grows.
Just add ears.
Here's the deals:
In appreciation for years of making my living as a frontline musician and with that good ole holiday spirit in mind, I'm offering some deals on my stuff.
My 2009 release "Minutes To Circle" seems to currently be my most popular CD of the eight I've made. At least sales and responses from fans indicate that. I have no idea beyond that, so please do feel free to send your comments through my page here. It's always appreciated.
Through New Year's you can grab the "Minutes To Circle" CD for $10 with FREE SHIPPING and I'll sign it if you like. Free shipping is the main boost there, maybe signing it helps. You tell me.
But, what if you're enjoying this opportunity to join the movement away from the mainstream music market and just have to share your new found tastes?
Pick up two, three, four, or five copies of this full band album and the price keeps getting smaller while the shipping remains free. To the point where if you snag five copies, you pay $30 total, or only $6 per CD.
And yep, I'll sign 'em all if ya like.
Here's the button to order with, but you're going to want to keep reading.
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